Bulking and Coffee

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    Sep 14, 2014 11:23 PM GMT
    I enjoy a good cup of coffee when I need it, definitely a factor that can help to start my day.

    But the effects of drinking coffee is that I feel it may cause my metabolism and heart rate to increase which may counter-act on my weight gain goal.

    I have heard of people using coffee as a weight lost thing, not so sure how credible that is.

    But should I quit the coffee for a while or am I okay to drink it from time to time?
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    Sep 14, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
    I usually drink green tea and honey to wake up, then coffee when I get to work (by bicycle - never drive)...usually 1.5 hrs early just to drink coffee and relax before starting. Perfect end to a fast ride.

    As for bulking, a cup or two of coffee shouldn't hinder that. But if you drink as much as I do (usually a pot during work) that might yield a negative return on your goals.
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    Sep 14, 2014 11:39 PM GMT
    Oh no, it's usually just a cup every other to every other 2 days. Haha. Good news because I just bought a new one I've been wanting to try haha.
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    Sep 15, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    You're putting too much thought into this. Might as well lay in bed all day, because walking around your house will burn calories and you'll lose all your gains. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 15, 2014 4:34 AM GMT
    Try increasing your calories before and after your workouts.
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    Sep 15, 2014 4:46 AM GMT
    xrichx saidTry increasing your calories before and after your workouts.


    Already on that. Thank you. Just wanted to know if coffee had an effect.
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    Sep 15, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    Good grief. Just have a jelly donut with it.

    (And dark roast has less caffeine.)
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    Sep 15, 2014 5:34 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidGood grief. Just have a jelly donut with it.

    (And dark roast has less caffeine.)


    If the question bothered you that much, you didn't have to answer. But thank you for the dark roast info. I drink coffee but I'm not a buff.
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    Sep 15, 2014 2:29 PM GMT
    LoneStar_Ro saidOh no, it's usually just a cup every other to every other 2 days. Haha. Good news because I just bought a new one I've been wanting to try haha.


    You DO realize that "every other day" and "every two days" basically mean the same thing?
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    Sep 15, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
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    LoneStar_Ro saidOh no, it's usually just a cup every other to every other 2 days. Haha. Good news because I just bought a new one I've been wanting to try haha.


    You DO realize that "every other day" and "every two days" basically mean the same thing?

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    Sep 15, 2014 4:18 PM GMT
    morphic said
    Life2Short said
    LoneStar_Ro saidOh no, it's usually just a cup every other to every other 2 days. Haha. Good news because I just bought a new one I've been wanting to try haha.


    You DO realize that "every other day" and "every two days" basically mean the same thing?

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    If you look back to what you just quoted me as. I said every OTHER 2 days buddy, you might want to reread (especially what you bolded in your response) to understand and not find fault in my posted question. Instead of trying to give me unnecessary grammar lessons. How about helping on the matter at hand.

    I don't understand the negativity people tend to bring on here. But thank you for making sure I didn't look like an idiot and making sure my grammar is correct.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 15, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    A cup or two per day won't impact your goals. In fact it is good for you. You'd have to drink 5 or 6 to do what you're worried about.
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    Sep 15, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidA cup or two per day won't impact your goals. In fact it is good for you. You'd have to drink 5 or 6 to do what you're worried about.


    Good to know, thank you.

    Thank you as well for your nonjudgmental and relevant answer. I appreciate it.
  • tidus11

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    Sep 16, 2014 4:00 AM GMT
    Jeez, so much hate on this thread for silly reasons....

    Anyway, thanks for asking this, I was curious about this as well as I've recently started having a cup a day or so.


    LoneStar_Ro said
    Destinharbor saidA cup or two per day won't impact your goals. In fact it is good for you. You'd have to drink 5 or 6 to do what you're worried about.


    Good to know, thank you.

    Thank you as well for your nonjudgmental and relevant answer. I appreciate it.
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    Sep 16, 2014 5:40 AM GMT
    LoneStar_Ro saidI enjoy a good cup of coffee when I need it, definitely a factor that can help to start my day.

    But the effects of drinking coffee is that I feel it may cause my metabolism and heart rate to increase which may counter-act on my weight gain goal.

    I have heard of people using coffee as a weight lost thing, not so sure how credible that is.

    But should I quit the coffee for a while or am I okay to drink it from time to time?


    You're fine. Coffee can enhance your athletic performance by 5%, or even more. Your perceived level of exertion is different.

    You'll want to research this more on your own. There are lots of benefits with coffee. It's kinda' like aspirin. Hard to find much wrong with.

    Don't rely on Bro Science. Do your research. Anything worth doing should be worth doing well.
  • ASHDOD

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    Sep 16, 2014 8:28 PM GMT
    coffe has good qualities for athletic preformance,as long as you dont overdo it, 3 cups a day i think its even recomended.