If you have visited any of the 10 gazillion websites on fitness, you have seen them.
The eye-catching ‘ridiculously named’ pre-workout boosters that promise to increase your muscle growth by at least 100% and make you look like the Hulk.
You see the non-pronounceable ingredients and scroll through the jaw dropping testimonials of fat people seemingly turning into professional models over night.
And inevitably, you find yourself ordering every single one.
But soon after, you realize that most of those boosters haven’t brought you 1 step closer to being ‘a testimonial’ to success yourself.
In other words, you’ve been …. up your rectum.
Worse still, the placebo effect has made you dependent of them. Your new ‘need for a magic boost’ means you are still taking pre-workout drinks despite all the opposing evidence.
But you must need a good pre workout drink, right?
So the question remains:
Which pre-workout drink can you really use?
And wouldn’t it be great if it had been underneath your nose all along, without any fancy name, more effective and at least 80% cheaper?
The Muscle Boosting Fat Burning Mental Performance Increasing And Mood Improving Pre-Workout Drink Called ‘Coffee’
After reading that headline, you probably didn’t expect it to end with ‘coffee’, did you?
Few drinks on this planet are as beneficial to your body as coffee is.
Without a doubt the undisputed morning drink.
With a wide range of benefits which you probably don’t know about yet.
And which mean you can throw all those expensive pre-workout drinks out of the window…for good.
While abusing this highly potent drink can have adverse effects, consuming it in moderation can have some serious advantages.
Here are the 4 biggest benefits to consuming coffee as a pre-workout drink.
Coffee Means GAINS
Coffee will actually help you during your workouts.
It’s more than just a morning slap in the face.
You didn’t expect that from your average ‘Joe’ coffee did you?
Want to go all beast mode during your workout?
Have some average Joe black coffee.
Your Six Pack Loves Coffee
There is a loving relationship going on between your six pack and your coffee.
And you might not be aware of it.
And even specifically increases the turnover of fat (study).
In conclusion, keep the romance going.
Your six pack will love you for it.
Einstein Would Recommend It
There is a simple method to increase your intelligence.
And it does not include cheating on your IQ test.
The method? Drink a cup of coffee.
After a cup of coffee the Einstein among your peers has nothing on you.
That is, if he doesn’t have a cup of coffee too.
Coffee Makes You Want To Hug Your Bars
There might be days when you feel like setting those bars on fire.
Just burning them to the ground, because…you don’t have the results you want.
Well, there is a solution to that.
Sit down, look at your goals, put on some motivational music.
And…drink a cup of fresh, steamy, black, coffee.
And if you still feel bad after that cup of coffee.
Well, go workout anyways.
Those results won’t come by themselves.
The Dark Side Of Coffee And How To Use Coffee As A Pre-Workout Drink 101s
While coffee has a wide range of benefits, there is also a ‘dark’ side to this dark drink.
Consider coffee as a useful and highly potent tool in your toolbox for healthy gains that should be used with consideration.
To make sure your coffee doesn’t lose it’s usefulness or causes negative side effects, you want to prevent your body from building a high tolerance treshold to it.
You can achieve this by simply limiting your intake every now and then.
And you want to make sure you have the right quality of coffee.
These are the rules you need to live by if you want to get the highest benefits out of your coffee:
1. Before training supplement with 1 cup of coffee.
2. Keep your daily intake to 1-2 cups max (I won’t give exact grams of coffee, because it differs per person. If you insist, I stick to around 2 full teaspoons per cup).
3. Do one or two no-caffeine days per week.
4. Don’t feel the coffee kicking in any more? Stop drinking it for a longer period (1-2 weeks) and start introducing it again in moderation.
Stick to these 4 simple rules and experiment what works best for you.
Some people develop a tolerance faster than others.
So experiment with the amount of days and the cups of coffee you consume.
But within reasonable boundaries, because we don’t want you to experience the ‘dark side’ of coffee.
Discover The Benefits By Finding A Balance
Coffee is probably the greatest natural pre-workout booster – and the advantages are well worth the investment.
But too much consumption can also have negative effects.
Drink too much coffee and you run the risk of building up a tolerance, losing the benefits and being introduced to the dark side.
On the other hand, if consumed in moderation the wide range of benefits could seriously accelerate your fat loss, muscle gains and will even help you feel happier.
Finding the perfect balance however, is the key to making this pre-workout drink work for you.
So use your caffeine boost when you really feel like you need some more energy and resist drinking it every single day.
Take a few days off every few days.
Then you can finally stop looking at those gazillion expensive pre-workout boosters and focus on what works best – a simple cup of coffee in the morning.
Beast mode ON!