If you want to know how much of a difference caffeine can make in your workouts and how to use it for maximal benefits, then you want to listen to this podcast.

Caffeine is the most popular drug in the world with a long and rich history, and no single molecule has enriched our culture like the wondrous little 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine.

It’s also a controversial drug as various “experts” like to claim even mild but regular use eventually fries your nervous system, hurts your heart, and flatlines your adrenal glands.

I’m not sure how many people would give caffeine up if this these claims were true–it’s just too damn good–but fortunately for us “users,” they’re either exaggerated or wholly false.

While abusing caffeine can cause health issues, this is harder to do than you might think, but it raises the question of how much does caffeine actually impact our physical performance? Can it make a big enough differences to matter?

Let’s find out.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22496767

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16937961

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17851681

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12519715

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