I Love Joe & Joe Loves Me!
Not the man, the drink! It’s my only real vice. Here’s why Joe is such a good friend…
I found this great article in Muscle Mag on the #1 stimulant in the world. Passing along!
Caffeine and Sports Performance
“Research provided by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has shown that ingestion of 3-9 mg of caffeine per kilogram (kg) of body weight one hour prior to exercise increased endurance running and cycling performance of well-trained, recreational athletes in the laboratory. This correlates to approximately 2-6 regular size cups of coffee.The common explanation to why endurance is improved with caffeine is that muscle glycogen is spared. Glycogen is the stored energy in the muscle tissue that is broken down during exercise. Studies suggest that glycogen sparing may occur as a result of caffeine’s ability to increase fat availability for skeletal muscle use.
Improvements have been shown in athletes that perform short-term intense (near maximal) exercise lasting approximately five minutes. The reason may be a direct effect of caffeine on muscle contraction during anaerobic exercise.” Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA
|ources of Caffeine||Caffeine Content|
|Plain, brewed 8 oz||
|Instant 8 oz||95 mg|
|Espresso 1 oz||30-50 mg|
|Plain, decaffeinated 8 oz||5 mg|
|Green tea 8 oz||25-40 mg|
|Black tea 8 oz||40-70 mg|
|Coca-Cola Classic 12 oz||34.5 mg|
|Diet Coke 12 oz||46.5 mg|
|Dr. Pepper 12 oz||42 mg|
|Mountain Dew 12 oz||55.5 mg|
|Pepsi-Cola 12 oz||37.5 mg|
|Sunkist Orange 12 oz||42 mg|
|Full Throttle, 16 oz||144 mg|
|Red Bull, 8.5 oz||80 mg|
|SoBe No Fear||158 mg|
|Chocolates or Candies|
|Candy, milk chocolate 1 bar (1.5 oz)||9 mg|
|Candy, sweet chocolate 1 bar (1.45 oz)||27 mg|
|Cocoa mix, powder 3 tsp||5 mg|
|Puddings, chocolate, ready-to-eat 4 oz||9 mg|
|Medicine: Over the Counter|
|Bayer Select Maximum Strength||65.4 mg|
|Midol Menstrual Maximum Strength||60 mg|
|NoDoz 100 mg||32.4 mg|
|Pain Reliever Tablets||65 mg|
Posted on March 28, 2012, in PFACT OR PFICTION, PFIT TIPS and tagged caffeine, caffeine before training, coffee, coffee and workouts, diet, fitness, joe, stimulant. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.