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Sunday, 22-Jun-2014 18:40 Email | Share | Bookmark
Caffeine Provides A Workout Jolt

Studies suggest that caffeine allows the body to delay use of stored glycogen for about 15 minutes. Instead of using entirely glycogen at the beginning of exercise as would typically be the case, the body uses only 50 percent glycogen. The longer glycogen go!! depletion is put off, a higher total output of energy can be achieved. In order to obtain the most benefits from caffeine ingested before a workout, the athlete should ingest the stimulant about an hour ahead of time. The caffeine needs to be in the bloodstream long enough before the workout in order to create the beneficial metabolism of stored fats. Further, for athletes using coffee or caffeine tablets, other caffeine use should be avoided. <br>Full story:

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