Recent studies have shown evidence that caffeine may help prevent the familiar muscle pain that usually occurs during or after a particularly hard workout or after new exercises.
Theoretically, coffee can limit muscle pain by blocking the action of a substance called adenosine. Adenosine is released as part of an inflammatory response to a lesion and activates pain receptors located in body cells.
Moreover, this benefit is also noted in people who have a habit of using coffee and those who often abstain from coffee and only occasionally drink, researchers have reported in the International Journal of Sports such as Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
Since then, experienced researcher Robert W.Motl, a professor of advocacy and public health advocacy at the University of Illinois in Champaign (USA), has suggested coffee could be A safe way to prevent muscle pain.
Many researchers also found that when participants cycled to drink coffee, there was less pain in the thigh muscles. And there is no difference in the analgesic effect of coffee among those who regularly drink coffee and those who occasionally drink.
Caffeine can help athletes run faster and harder. This explains why many athletes are in the habit of drinking a glass of soft drinks before playing or exercising.
Research published by experts at the Medical Center of McMaster University (Canada) said caffeine, the active ingredient in coffee, is a substance that affects the central nervous system and causes excitement. This deceives the athlete’s brain, reducing pain and fatigue. In addition, caffeine also makes muscles become more hunted by excreting more calcium, helping athletes to run faster and more physically.
Previously, research by the Australian Institute of Sports and Physical Education also demonstrated that drinking a little coffee before exercise could increase athletes’ performance by 3% – 30% compared to those who did not drink. However, scientists also warn athletes not to abuse too much on people before training or taking the first exam can be counterproductive.