Caffeine and working out?

  • TheBizMan

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    Apr 03, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    I have an early schedule and by the time I make it to the gym around 7pm I'm a tired. I feel as though I could be getting a better workout if I have more energy. Is drinking a red bull, or 5 hour energy ok to pep myself back up and get a good workout?
  • TheBizMan

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    Apr 03, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    No I just work the streets late at night is all. I clock about 5-7 hours depending on the day
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    Apr 03, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    I get 7-8 hours and still need my caffeine fix... but that's probably because I've drank diet coke for years. Drinking more water throughout the day alleviates my cravings quiet a bit though.
  • TheBizMan

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    Apr 03, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
    Well I'm more worried about whether or not it will help my workout. If it has adverse affects then I'd rather not do it. If it doesn't inhibit gains in any way (which is the last thing I need) then I'll probably start drinking a coffee or red bull before workouts. I can definitely tell how much better a workout is when you have energy as opposed to not having any.
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    Apr 03, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    TheBizMan saidWell I'm more worried about whether or not it will help my workout. If it has adverse affects then I'd rather not do it. If it doesn't inhibit gains in any way (which is the last thing I need) then I'll probably start drinking a coffee or red bull before workouts. I can definitely tell how much better a workout is when you have energy as opposed to not having any.


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  • TheBizMan

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    Apr 03, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    @BuddyinNYC Yes I've heard about that and am looking into it

    @Cuando My customer's usually don't mind my frequent crack use. Though I suppose if I'm too shaky I wont be able to do a good job. Anyways I think I'll try some caffeine today.


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    Apr 04, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    CuandoLloranLasPalomas saidJust take the caffeine. Caffeine not only helps with energy but also helps with mental alertness. This helps people perform better at their job or at school.

    Just don't take too much that you're shaky. Not only will this keep you up longer and working the streets at night but you'll just look a methed out crackhead to your clients. So not good for business. icon_idea.gificon_idea.gif

    Some people will argue that caffeine will overtax the adrenal glands but there are many studies that support the improved cognitive functioning from caffeine supplementation.


    Caffeine has been found to have a number of benefits with few adverse affects in the short term or long term. Like aspirin, it's like you can have your cake and eat it, too.
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    Apr 04, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    2 cups of coffee will do you good
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    Apr 04, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    Drink it in coffee or green tea and get antioxidants as part of the deal; supplements are nearly never as good as in situ nutrients/phytochemicals.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    In terms of bang for the buck, plain old caffeine tablets like no doz can add an extra punch to the workout. The only downside imcan thinkmof is if it keeps you from getting to sleep after.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    Honestly, I believe that caffeine before a workout is bad news. Your heart rate is already going to be efficiently high while working out, why add more to it? do you want a heart attack?

    Drink 3 tall glasses of water the instant you wake up. Nothing brings humans and all things living more energy and nutrients than water. Not to mention it helps flush out your system of any built up toxins that gather during sleep.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    Not to mention caffeine is a drug, and addictive. You might as well be taking speed, meth, or steroids to give you that "extra boost".
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    Apr 04, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    I find that caffeine, whether from coffee or a pill, really helps me have a more productive workout. I'd recommend it. icon_smile.gif
  • TheBizMan

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    Apr 04, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    Well I'm no doctor so I wont recommend this, but my results today were awesome. One 5 hour energy had me going like a machine. I had a great pump goin on. Only side effect as mentioned above was an elevated heart rate..that was kinda taxing as I had to, for some reason, catch my breath more. Other than that the workout was better than ever.
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    Apr 04, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidWell I'm no doctor so I wont recommend this, but my results today were awesome. One 5 hour energy had me going like a machine. I had a great pump goin on. Only side effect as mentioned above was an elevated heart rate..that was kinda taxing as I had to, for some reason, catch my breath more. Other than that the workout was better than ever.


    So you're gonna mix it with steroids, crystal meth, and crack next then? They're all the same thing, right?

    ;)
  • TheBizMan

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    Apr 04, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    I already do all those things..so caffiene can't be that much worse.
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    Apr 04, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    Healthier and wiser route would be just having a cup of brewed black tea (caffeinated) or even green tea (green tea has less caffeine)

    sweetened with stevia or and generic stevia sweetener

    I would stay far away from energy drinks or caffeine tablets - they're super unhealthy, costly ($ and health wise)

    always worked for me
  • TheBizMan

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    Apr 04, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    WhoreMasterBlaster saidMixing nicotine and caffeine is the perfect fat burning stack to help you maintain your sinewy and girlish figure. I've been there!

    Staying away from the fat burning.
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    Apr 04, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    it's really just common sense
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    Apr 04, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
    WhoreMasterBlaster said
    TheBizMan said
    WhoreMasterBlaster saidMixing nicotine and caffeine is the perfect fat burning stack to help you maintain your sinewy and girlish figure. I've been there!

    Staying away from the fat burning.


    OIC, you want to maintain a voluptuous figure? Got it!

    Plump and ripe for the plucking. These hips don't lie baby.
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    Apr 04, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    Well You obviously didn't realize unsafe sex is unhealthy, therefor getting what you got.

    So I wouldn't trust your advice.

    Also your skin looks quite dry and tough so all that caffeine intake may be really drying you out.
  • TheBizMan

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    Apr 04, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    WhoreMasterBlaster said
    TheBizMan saidThese hips don't lie baby.


    OIC, under that sexy 5 o'clock shadow and manly mug is a little Shakira just waiting to come out!

    Sing it up!

    I'm just a dancy prancy lil queen B, booty shakin, money makin, tramp stamp working under a street lamp.
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    Apr 04, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    fasterpace saidWell You obviously didn't realize unsafe sex is unhealthy, therefor getting what you got.

    So I wouldn't trust your advice.

    Also your skin looks quite dry and tough so all that caffeine intake may be really drying you out.

    Wow what a complete cum rag. Get out dude.
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    Apr 04, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
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    Apr 04, 2012 6:54 AM GMT
    SxyDrkHair said
    fasterpace saidWell You obviously didn't realize unsafe sex is unhealthy, therefor getting what you got.

    So I wouldn't trust your advice.

    Also your skin looks quite dry and tough so all that caffeine intake may be really drying you out.


    Hehe! High five! I have to agree with fasterpace




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