Caffeine and muscle building

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    Oct 22, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    I've heard this... Caffein is not condusive to body building OR weight loss. UGGGG.. Anyone else heard this? (as I sip my iced coffee) icon_cry.gif
    http://caffeinewithdrawal.org/?p=30
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    Oct 22, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    I'm already on my 2nd pot of coffee today...very strong...with shitloads of raw sugar and milk.
  • tongun18

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    Oct 22, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
    I'm not sure how much I trust that site or that article. None of the authors are noted as having medical or scientific backgrounds and the articles themselves do not appear to have proper citations. Caffeine, like most other things, is probably just fine in moderation. I have a cup of coffee (black, no sugar) everyday, two cups on the weekends. As long as you don't have any blood pressure/kidney issues, I think you'll be fine.

    Here's an article from WebMD showing that caffeine actually reduces exercise-induced muscle pain, which would actually help a bit with your workouts:

    http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20090402/muscles-sore-after-exercise-sip-caffeine
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    Oct 22, 2010 6:37 PM GMT
    tongun18 saidHere's an article from WebMD showing that caffeine actually reduces exercise-induced muscle pain, which would actually help a bit with your workouts:

    http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20090402/muscles-sore-after-exercise-sip-caffeine
    I can't vouche for the validity of that article, but I can attest to having only mild muscle pains after an intense workout. I usually drink a couple cups of coffee about an hour or so after each workout.

    But then again, my parents had me on coffee at age 3. I'm beyond addicted...it's a requirement for normal bodily functions. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 22, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    I've found that drinking coffee (or coffee added to a protein shake) and hour before a workout helps energize me and results in a much better and successful workout.