I fucking LOVE caffeine! Tea, Coffee, Pro-Plus, it’s all amazing. I did my dissertation on “the effect of caffeine on 3km running performance” when I was at Uni. I am a big believer that Caffeine could solve most issues in life, it really is a fantastic fat-loss tool. There are both physical and mental benefits, and if used correctly, Caffeine could revolutionise your training. Check out the 2 part article I wrote a few months ago. In fact, grab a coffee first, because it will help you concentrate (fact).
The benefits I talk about cover coffee’s effect on sporting performance, cognitive performance, metabolism, and fat oxidation. When used correctly coffee (this also applies to all forms of caffeine) can be incredibly effective as an aid to fat loss, sadly it is too often used (or abused) incorrectly. This can lead to troubled sleep (which lowers testosterone), stomach complaints, headaches, and building up a caffeine tolerance (which lessens the effects of caffeine).
I also wrote another article for Ben Coomber of Awesome Supplements which explores why you should be taking caffeine, and the mechanisms behind how caffeine influences the body. A lot of people believe that caffeine gives you energy but this is actually false. Caffeine actually masks fatigue rather than give energy, by this I mean that caffeine tricks your body into thinking that you aren’t tired. It does this by blocking adenosine receptors which are responsible for naturally making you feel tired.
Let me know what you think in the comments below
P.S. Are you interested in another successful excellent fat-loss tool? Why not check out this article I wrote for nutritioninspector.com where I look at whether the famous Bliss Go Pack is successful or not as a fat-burner. Check it out here http://nutritioninspector.com/bliss-go-pack-review/
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.