Caffeine is a BADASS Workout Supplement

Researchers in the UK have found that “moderately” trained males who ingested a (5mg per 1 kg BW) dose of caffeine 1 hour before an anaerobic resistance-training workout…

  • were able to perform more Repetitions Before Failure,
  • had greater peak Blood Lactate,
  • had a lower rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) during exercise,
  • along with a lower Muscle Pain Perception

And while this was a small study (n = 18) and small studies are often dismissed by science snobs, I think this study holds up well as a supplement to the conclusions of previous studies showing caffeine to be an effective supplement for improving aerobic performance.  In addition to the scientific research, I also draw upon my own observations of the effectiveness of caffeine as a performance enhancer amongst my training clients.

So… my humble opinion, caffeine is an effective fitness tool….helping you work out harder, perform better and reduce exercise-related muscular pain.

And it also tastes great when ingested as a Clover brewed cup of java.


Douglas Robb

Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, and a student of nutrition and exercise science. He's also the co-founder of the Hive Health Media. Since 2008, Doug has expanded his impact by bringing his real-world experience online via the health & fitness blog – Health Habits.

One thought on “Caffeine is a BADASS Workout Supplement

  • September 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I would agree, caffeine has been AWESOME for my pre-workout routines. I’ve noticed huge gains in motivation and strength. My personal favorite caffeine product, Eternal Energy Shot, is sugar-free which I like. I try to stay away from the sugary energy drinks


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