Coffee may have gotten a bad rap in the past, but new statistics are emerging that reveal it can actually provide health benefits to those who drink it. Many of these benefits make it ideal for boosting athletic performance and promoting more effective workouts. Here are some ways coffee can help keep you in great shape.
#1 Boosts Energy
When you drink coffee, caffeine is absorbed into your bloodstream. It then travels to your brain where it blocks the inhibitory transmitter adenosine. This leads to an increase in other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine, that enhance the firing of neurons. The result? A boost in energy levels, reaction time and general mental function.
#2 Helps You Burn Fat
Studies have shown that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by 3-11% helping to burn fat faster.
#3 Improves Physical Performance
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system signaling the break down of body fat and increasing the levels of epinephrine in your blood. Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is the fight or flight hormone that prepares your body for intense physical activity. Caffeine also breaks down body fat to make free fatty acids available as fuel. This results in a 11-12% boost in physical performance.
#4 Contains Essential Nutrients
Coffee is rich in essential nutrients like riboflavin (vitamin B2), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), magnesium and niacin, (vitamin B3) and manganese and potassium. B vitamins help the body produce energy and they are a great pre and post workout aid. They promote muscle recovery and prevent dehydration and fatigue. Potassium is involved in the storage of carbohydrates to fuel muscles and manganese may reduce post workout exhaustion.
Fierce Pulse Celebrate Coffee
There is no doubt coffee is a great drink and we at Fierce Pulse are celebrating its benefits by producing our own line of coffee print leggings. These are perfect for making you feel energized in the gym during workouts, when running errands around town or during any other activities you may be engaging in during the day. And their neutral brown color makes them easy to pair with other articles of clothing to make a great looking outfit.
Here are some of the coffee pants we have available.
#1 Coffee Essence Leggings
Looking like coffee that just had some milk added in, these coffee essence legging provide a perfect blend of dark rich browns, lighter neutral tones and white. The combination of colors makes them a true piece of modern coffee art.
#2 Ombre Coffee Bean Leggings
These ombre coffee bean leggings are so called because they start on the top with a deep brown color and lighten in tone as they go down fading into a pure white at the bottom. Their coffee bean print provides an energetic dose that can take your workouts to the next level.
#3 Leopard Coffee Leggings
One look at these coffee pants and you might assume they are leopard print, but on closer inspection you will see they actually have a super adorable coffee bean print. The white background makes them a terrific springtime look that can be paired with other neutrals.
The facts are out and there is no disputing that coffee is a drink that can be beneficial to health and boost performance during workouts. Our super fun coffee print leggings will help you grab that energy to make your time at the gym as beneficial as possible. Which pair is your favorite?