More Caffeine=Better Performance?

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More Caffeine=Better Performance?
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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 10:38am

Wow-according to this iVillage Health article:



"According to new research presented this week at the Society for Experimental Biology annual meeting, high doses of caffeine may increase muscle power and endurance during exercise. The study, which was conducted by Coventry University researchers on mice, showed that high levels of caffeine increased muscle output by an average of six percent.


Though it's important to note that results in mice aren't always replicated in humans, the study’s authors say the effect in humans is likely to be very similar. If they're right, that 6 percent could be enough of an edge to push athletes in close competition from second into first place. ..."


READ MORE: Going For Gold? Caffeine May Boost Athletic Performance


Your Thoughts?

Karla
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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 11:03am
Interesting. Maybe it's that caffeine speeds up your body so you can work harder? I've found that to be the case sometimes. I've also read that for some people, caffeine before a workout increases the fat burn. But, only for some people.










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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 11:19am

It is interesting isn't it? This article really caught my eye because the other morning my sister called really early and asked it I wanted to hit the gym early that day. Normally I don't work out early

Karla
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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 12:28pm
It makes sense. Coffee is a stimulant. :) I suspect you'd also get a pretty good workout on meth but I'm not willing to try that. :D
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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 12:42pm

That IS interesting.

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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 12:46pm

Karla
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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 12:50pm

Oops.

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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 3:39pm
By the way, Karla, that's an AWESOME new profile picture!
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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 6:11pm
LOL, the cocaine workout. I'll bet you'd get thin in no time. You could run a marathon and not even feel it.