When you think about coffee what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s java or bean. Or possibly it's your favorite coffee shop, like Starbucks or Better Buzz? Well for us, without hesitation, the first word that comes to mind is fuel and our go-to spot is Blast Radius. Read on to learn more about the benefits of coffee for athletes.

A Caffeine Kick

For most, coffee is part of a routine. It’s one of the first things you do in the morning, of course after you brush your teeth and make your bed, we hope. But there's something special about turning on the coffee pot and smelling the beans roast. Or maybe it's heading to your favorite shop and seeing a smiling face from the barista as they hand over your cup of joe. Whether you enjoy the routine or love the taste, you can also count on coffee. It gives you the energy to take on the day and tackle all the things life has in store for you. Coffee fuels your fire.

There’s no doubt that caffeine can give you jitters or boost you up. So, it's a no-brainer that coffee is the ideal pre-workout drink, right? Well, duh! Coffee has all the killer components that help you stay energized throughout your workout and we assure you Blast Radius is the java to do the job.

Did You Know?

An average 8 oz cup of joe has 90mg of caffeine. A cup that same size of Blast Radius coffee has close to 400mg of caffeine per serving. Now that’ll definitely kick you out the door. We all have those mornings where you're thinking, “no thanks” when it comes to working out, but one cup (or even half) of their coffee and there's no way you’ll be able to sit still.

The owners of Blast Radius, Phil and Dominic Arcidiacono have perfected their 4 bean roast. It's the smooth combination of robusta and arabica beans that simply flow tastefully on the tip of your tongue. With its pleasant flavor and dose of caffeine its the right brew for an athlete, Blast Radius coffee is not your average joe.

So How Does Coffee Benefit an Athlete?

While we know that caffeine can help us wake up in the morning or beat that afternoon slug, it can actually improve athletic performance, too. A leading theory says caffeine affects the brain and central nervous system, increasing awareness and focus, which can definitely help when you’re out on the course. Taking your coffee black- just how it's preferred- has been shown to help burn fat rather than glycogen (stored carbohydrates).

A lot of athletes choose to drink coffee rather than take pre-workout supplements because it’s a natural stimulant and is safer than most products out there. In an article published in The Atlantic, of the 1,900 athletes that competed in the 2012 Ironman World Championship, most were jacked up on caffeine. They mentioned it’s considered “the world’s most popular performance-enhancing drug” because of its amazing health benefits. It's the best way to get through a hellish triathlon. A race that consists of a 2.4-mile swim in the unpredictable Pacific seas, followed by a 112-mile bike ride swerving lava fields, finished off by running a full marathon. If reading that doesn't make you need a cup of espresso, try racing one. If coffee can fuel elite triathletes, it's sure to do amazing things for you, too.

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Did you know it also helps improve recovery? Oh yeah, it sure does. Is there anything coffee can’t do? Caffeine has been proven to quicken glycogen replenishment after a workout. In a study in the Journal of Pain, drinking coffee 24 to 48 hours after a workout reduces soreness by half. The pain one experiences after a tough workout stem from those muscles becoming inflamed in order for you to push past your limits. This is the body’s natural way of becoming stronger and adapting to new strengths. The natural antioxidants in coffee help refill the energy sources in your body.

Coffee Recap

We’ve covered a lot of grounds...get it.... like coffee grounds 😉 so lets recap. Athletes need energy to take on their workouts. Some days, heck most days it takes a little extra motivation to get going. The answer, which is the healthiest go-to, is coffee. Coffee brewed by Blast Radius. The Arcidiacono brothers have truly mastered the bean roast and we believe it's the best pre-workout and tasting coffee there is to fuel your day or your run. With all the amazing benefits that an average cup of coffee has, Blast Radius’s cup can do wonders for you. All athletes here at SportRx believe in staying healthy and fueling our bodies with good food and that's why we love Blast Radius coffee. Sip at your own risk 😉

We hope this energized you to get moving, even if it's just to head over to grab some Blast Radius coffee. Now that you know the benefits of coffee for athletes, will you swap it out for your pre-workout? Let us know in the comments below!

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