Here’s A Wakeup Call
It’s 5pm and you’ve just finished work for the day, you’ve planned to hit the gym afterwards but you’re feeling extremely tired and need something to boost your energy so you can work up the motivation workout and you decide to get a coffee.
As you walk out of your office and into the local coffee shop you order a triple espresso shot. The barista hands you your small cup with the concentrated syrupy contents and you don’t even hesitate. You down that sucker fast and dispose of the cup, 15-minutes later you’re on the train and on the way to the gym, during this time you can feel the caffeine starting to be released into your body and that feeling of tiredness you have is quickly disappearing and being replaced with this magic energy that your wonderful coffee shot has just provided and now you know you’re going to have a good workout session.
Did what you read just surprise you when I wrote that you had a triple espresso shot? That’s a lot of coffee’s right? and you’ve been told it’s bad to have that much coffee in the afternoon.
That triple espresso shot is the equivalent of a scoop of you normal pre-workout formula or consuming 3 caffeine pills. So why is it looked down at having that much coffee during the day, yet it’s fine to have your pre-workout?
The truth is you shouldn’t be having that much caffeine that late in the afternoon because it will affect your sleep and can cause anxiousness and jitteriness.
But what I want you to be more wary of is just how much caffeine is in your pre-workout if you take it. Instead of taking a full scoop you might want to take it back just a touch so you’re not pumping yourself full of caffeine at 5 in the afternoon.