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Fitness enthusiasts often claim that coffee improves their performance. But is that true? 

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By Team Lounge
Published Feb 20, 2023

Mint Lounge

Coffee is a popular pre-workout fuel for runners, cyclists, endurance athletes and gym enthusiasts

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Caffeine improves mood and cognitive performance among those who drink less compared to those who drink more

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The timing of drinking coffee plays a big role in determining whether you  benefit from it during your workout

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The impact of coffee is greater for men than women, and the effects kick in within 10 minutes

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Coffee could have some negative side effects, including anxiety, restlessness, headaches and insomnia

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A December 2020 study found that coffee with 3mg/kg of caffeine improved performance during a 5km time-trial for amateur cyclists

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Caffeine tends to make one feel that one is performing better

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