The Effects of Caffeine Consumption on Exercise

Coffee. It’s America’s favorite drug, whether we want to admit it or not. Most adults wake up and have a cup before they start their day, myself included. On the Facebook fan page, Maribel posed the following question “Is caffeine actually beneficial for workouts?” I think many people are as confused as Maribel since there seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there regarding caffeine and the athlete. I decided to get down to brass tacks and research some medical journals to get the final verdict on caffeine and its effects on exercise.

The only case studies available that relate to athletes and caffeine involve sprinters and long distance runners. Since there wer