Caffeine is know to be a great CNS stim and is known to dull pain which i have been recommended to drink some iced coffee pre workout with some whey.
It also is a vasco constrictor.
Should I keep it in my pre workout shake or get rid of it?
It has advantages and disadvantages. Caffeine is also a diuretic.
The Primordial Woman
caffeine is a must have for me. I wouldnt be able to get through my workout without it.
Caffeine gives me the extra energy to push harder.
Whether you use it is up to you, but I do not personally notice a difference in vaso-dilation when using caffeine vs not using caffeine.
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
A ton of preworkouts are loaded with caffeine and other stims...if you can tolerate them then go for it
sounds good i will leave it in. i love caf pre w/o just wanted to see the health effects
I'm addicted to caffeine pre-workout.....:|
ANS PERFORMANCE REPRESENTATIVE
Usage in moderation is fine, I only use it on days that I need some sort a "pain killer" effect, I have GREAT DHEA and testosterone levels, so stims are not part of my daily consumption. For example, I have had an AGST in my house with more than a bottle left and I have had in my possession for more than two months...
Consider this, when one does not get a full night of sleep, their cortisol and stress hormones rise yet their androgen levels decrease throughout the day at a much higher rate, using a stim will only make things worse. I suggest maca and rhodiola rosea for energy boost on days that you don't get proper deep sleep or even magnesium oil.
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Well... I think its not bad.. you can consume it and may be because of heavy workout, it get vanished or digest at ease
Caffeine intake can increase your performance. Caffeine if capable of stimulating the muscle fiber molecules, thus increasing performance and also increasing endurance as caffeine decreases muscle pain. Caffeine also slightly increases plasma FFA.
Constant caffeine intake decreases your performance. Consistent use will decrease muscle contractions and relaxations. There is also information present regarding the effects of caffeine and decreased creatine absorption.
You may already know that caffeine increases the catecholamine’s cotrisol and norepinephrine but it has also been shown to decrease DHEA production. DHEA production is directly related to testosterone production. Although, information pertaining to DHEA and caffeine is mixed. There is both positive and negative research among their relationship.
Gotta have my Caffiene pre workout... otherwise I'm dead. I hate depending on it... I plan to quit sooner or later. But one addiction at a time.
Currently taking Jack3d... intense stuff.
Like exercise123 said. Studies show caffeine decreases endurance. Also too much caffeine can increase cortisol levels. but some like the feel of caffeine. I stay away from it unless i need a boost.
sounds good i use it in moderation when weight training or when i need a boost in the morning. when i run or train endurance i use beet root juice as it has been shown to increase endurance by 30%
Dwight Shrute does know what he's talking about! I'll have to get me a beet farm
I also forgot to mention that cortisol will drop DHEA, DHEA is the main hormone in controlling cortisol, hence why stims WILL drop DHEA.
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