How Coffee, Albeit Lots Of It, Could Improve Your Physical Endurance
A review of nine previous studies found that participants averaged a 24 percent boost in physical endurance after drinking several cups of coffee.By Ryan Biek | December 29, 2015
What are you drinking before your work out? Water? A sports drink? How about coffee? Lots of coffee.
University of Georgia researchers reviewed nine previous studies that looked at how caffeine from coffee affects endurance.
On average, participants' endurance jumped 24 percent after taking 3 to 7 milligrams of caffeine from coffee per kilogram of body weight; that translates to several cups for most people, in the 2- to 5-cup range, and that's just for athletes on the smaller side.