Caffine in the morning before working out?

  • Latenight30

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    Jul 26, 2009 1:45 PM GMT
    Okay this is odd but wanted to get some feed back.
    I usually get up early in the morning like 630am and go to the gym or for a bike ride. Then I come back and have breakfast.
    Saturday and Sunday I got up did some house stuff had some tea, black loose leaf, and then went to work out.
    About 15mins into it I thought my heart was going to explode? It felt like i was at the end of an intense work out not the start of one.
    I'm thinking it's the caffine. I'm drink a lot of coffee and tea and unfortuantely cola.
    Any thoughts? Insight should I avoid the caffine until after I work out?
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    Jul 26, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    Cyclists and triathletes often have caffeine before a race. It`s not unusual. sounds like there are too many other possible factors involved to make a decision on one time. If it happens 3 or 4 times then you have an issue.
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    Jul 26, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    Without coffee, morning is not possible.

    've always had an early cup, no matter what comes after, and have never noticed any negative effects on training. Probably the contrary! )
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    Jul 26, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
    If you have insulin resistance, regularly using caffeine will negatively affect your metabolism. It will have the opposite outcome of what you want. In the long term, avoiding caffeine will help to boost your metabolism.
  • TexanMan82

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    Jul 26, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    Eh, who knows if it's the caffeine. But, caffeine prior to a workout combined with green tea, can boost your fat burning.

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    Jul 26, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    yum
  • GQjock

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    Jul 27, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    If I don't have coffee in the morning my staff puts a cup in front of me and tells me ... Now Drink this
    I'm unbearable without it
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    Jul 27, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    I have to giggle: "if you have insulin resistance...". LOL. If you have insulin resistance, your diet is shit, you're not exercising, or you're a fat ass. Remember: type 2 diabetes is 100% preventable.

    The wiki on this is a great read, and I suggest you use it as one of many resources. The vast majority of the information on wikipeda.org is accurate in that it's policed by the users and the admins.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffiene

    Caffeine will always elevate your metabolism. It's inherent to the drug. Note the affects of caffeine on ATP synthesis.

    In particular, note the following, which gets to the poster's question:

    "With these effects, caffeine is an ergogenic, increasing the capacity for mental or physical labor. A study conducted in 1979 showed a 7% increase in distance cycled over a period of two hours in subjects who consumed caffeine compared to control subjects.[54] Other studies attained much more dramatic results; one particular study of trained runners showed a 44% increase in "race-pace" endurance, as well as a 51% increase in cycling endurance, after a dosage of 9 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight.[55] Additional studies have reported similar effects. Another study found 5.5 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body mass resulted in subjects cycling 29% longer during high intensity circuits."

    I for one believe it. (I'm drinking my coffee right now.)

    Hard telling about your heart thing. If you're a normal caffeine user, I'm not sure caffeine is the culprit. I'd seek the help a qualified health care professional if you continue to have what you might feel is a heart problem. I've 19 year old kids with serious heart disorders. You just never know. If it scares you, and it keeps happening, see a professional.

    Some folks are more sensitive to some drugs than others. I have certain drugs that if I just take a tiny amount, I'm good to go.
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    Jul 27, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    Caffeine in the morning before anything
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    Jul 27, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    I've always understood that you should have caffeine after a workout as it helps relieve muscle strain.
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    Jul 27, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
    Some people are just caffeine sensitive. You may be one of those people...it is a drug afterall and drugs have side effects. You could try something with a lower dosage of caffeine such as green tea or white tea or you can try eating a small high carb meal prior to working out.
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    Jul 27, 2009 7:57 PM GMT
    Runninchlt saidSome people are just caffeine sensitive. You may be one of those people...it is a drug afterall and drugs have side effects. You could try something with a lower dosage of caffeine such as green tea or white tea or you can try eating a small high carb meal prior to working out.


    anything we eat then is a drug due to it affects our bodies in one way or another.
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    Jul 27, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    Morning wouldn't happen for me without my coffee...