The Performance-Enchancing Power Of Caffeine

Caffeine After Exercise

Here we’re not talking about consuming caffeine after exercise to produce a benefit, but rather how taking in caffeine before a workout may make you feel better after the workout. A recent study from the University of Georgia found that pre-exercise caffeine intake reduced post-exercise muscle soreness by 50 percent. This is another effect that is unlikely to be felt by regular caffeine users, however. So again, wean yourself off caffeine for one week before big races or an important marathon training run, dose up that morning, and expect to not only perform better but also to experience faster muscle recovery afterward.

[sig:MattFitzgerald]

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