Most people like to kick-start their day with a good cup of coffee and if you’re someone who also enjoys a good workout in the morning, we have news for you! Coffee is one of the most effective pre-workout drinks that is healthy and easily accessible. We are specifically talking about black coffee off course.
Having an espresso shot before you workout can help increase your performance in many ways. For most of us getting up in the morning can be difficult, but when you sip on a warm espresso it gives you an energy boost and makes you more alert. This helps you exercise for a longer time, with better focus which makes workouts more productive and effective
Another important benefit of this pre-workout drink is its fat-burning properties, as it uses fat cells as energy. Additionally, the naturally present caffeine in black coffee helps your mind and body work harder when exercising, which increases your metabolism, and makes you burn more calories.
In order for the espresso to have the best effect you should consume it 30 - 45 minutes before your workout for best results, as the caffeine kicks in after an hour. Brewing an espresso shot is very convenient for coffee lovers; as you can brew it in seconds with the Coffeeza Finero Next Machine, and since it is not a very heavy beverage, it can be consumed quickly while you are heading to the gym. For a strong espresso, brew Coffeeza’s Intenso, Cremoso and Single-Origin Ethiopia capsules are most suited.
Remember that drinking a cup of coffee before your workout does not mean that you gulp down a large glass of coffee. An espresso shot of 40 to 50ml should be fine. Too much coffee can act as a laxative and a diuretic, which can lead to dehydration. Do not add sweeteners or syrups to the coffee and remember to drink plenty of water.