Everyone’s looking for a quick way to shred a few extra pounds of fat.
Whether it be skinny fat newbies trying to bulk up for summer, or hardened bodybuilders preparing for the last few weeks before a competition, we all want to be lean.
Fortunately enough, caffeine has been shown to have HUGE benefits when it comes to shredding fat.
So rather than trying to starving yourself, just take a look at some of the ways that caffeine can help you get jacked.
1. Relieve Post-Workout Muscle Pain
Most people are concerned with the caffeine benefits that happen during your workout, but science actually shows us that there’s a few benefits that happen AFTER you’re done pumping that iron and sweating it out in the gym.
Researchers at the University of Georgia found that moderate doses of caffeine can reduce post-workout pain by nearly half:
“Pain intensity was measured using a 0 to 100 visual analog scale. Caffeine produced a large (12.7 raw visual analog scale [VAS] units; –48%; Cohen’s d effect size = –0.88), statistically significant hypoalgesia during the MVIC (t = –2.52; df = 8; P = .036).”
While it may not seem like much, DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) can cause a major setback in your ability to hit the gym.
So the next time you’re sitting around on an off day, watching TV and recovering from yesterday’s brutal workout, consider stopping by your local Starbucks instead of popping those aspirin pills.
2. Liver Detoxification
It’s no secret that both amateur and professional bodybuilders alike turn to all sorts of supplements and performance enhancing drugs to get jacked.
…and while the media has certainly over hyped some of the negative benefits of these things, they can still harm your body if you aren’t careful.
According to a study conducted at Wilford Hall Medical Center, one of the best caffeine benefits out there is detoxifying your liver:
“Coffee caffeine consumption (CC) is associated with reduced hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic liver diseases, such as hepatitis C. The association of CC with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has not been established. The aim of this study was to correlate CC with the prevalence and severity of NAFLD. Patients involved in a previously published NAFLD prevalence study, as well as additional NASH patients identified in the Brooke Army Medical Center Hepatology clinic, were queried about their caffeine intake.
“CONCLUSION: Coffee CC is associated with a significant reduction in risk of fibrosis among NASH patients”
So while you certainly shouldn’t do anything without running by your doctor, the next time you consider taking that testosterone enanthate or that Ostarine, consider also getting some caffeine to go with it.
3. Increase Thermogenesis
Ever notice how 16-year-old boys can eat anything and everything in sight, without putting on a pound of fat? That’s due to their fast metabolism.
…and fortunately for you, there’s a ton of ways to boost your metabolism, so that your body does the work for you.
According to a study published in 1980, caffeine has been shown to significantly increase thermogenesis (or metabolism in layman’s terms), which leads to faster fat burning:
“Metabolic rate increased significantly in both groups; however, significant increases in fat oxidation were only observed in the control group. Plasma free fatty acids did not change in the obese. In the fourth trial, coffee was taken with a 3080 kJ meal.”
“The thermic effect of the meal was significantly greater after coffee than after decaffeinated coffee and again fat oxidation was significantly greater after coffee. In conclusion caffeine/coffee stimulates the metabolic rate in both control and obese individuals; however, this is accompanied by greater oxidation of fat in normal weight subjects.”
So whether you’re trying to lose the past 10-years worth of accumulated bodyfat, or whether you’re just trying to lose a few pounds to get that visible six pack, it may be worth it to look into the many caffeine benefits regarding increased metabolism and fat shredding.
While the media has flip-flopped on the issue of caffeine consumption for years now, it turns out that there’s many benefits which have been scientifically verified and proven through immense amounts of research. Not only is caffeine good for your health, but it’s also good if you’re trying to look good.
There’s a whole host of caffeine benefits that the public isn’t aware of—from improving skin quality, to improving memory, to even decreasing your risk of cancer. So the next time the latest piece on CNN tells you to avoid coffee, you may want to think twice.
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As always, be sure to like, subscribe, and comment down below. Caffeine has a ton of benefits for the gym, so even if you consider yourself a “straight edge” type of guy, it may be worth your while to take a pre-workout every now and then.