Coffee Probably Isn’t the Best Drink Before Workouts

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It seems that every day we’re hearing about yet another miracle drink that’s supposed to supplement our workouts and fitness routine. We’re not going to sit here and pretend that coffee has been added to that list, because no fitness trainer in their right mind would recommend coffee as your go-to workout drink. However, it’s not crazy to think that one might grab a Starbucks before heading to the gym—because hey, we all drink coffee, and we do it a lot. But should you be avoiding it?

Moderation Is Key

Listen, a cup of coffee here and there before a workout isn’t going to complete derail your workout routine. The caffeine will give you a nice kick, and while that “kick” isn’t exactly what you need during your workout, it’s also not the worst thing ever. However, we’d highly recommend not letting it become a habit, because too much caffeine will ultimately lead to a crash, which is the last thing you want in the gym.

Save It For Later

If you’re craving a coffee before a workout, the best thing you can do is tell yourself that you’ll “save it for later”. Not only will that coffee hit the spot so much better after your workout, but your performance will be optimized that much more.