Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Good news for coffee drinkers/addicts in (I'm not making this up) The Journal of Pain.

Moderate amounts of coffee could help reduce post-exercise soreness...
(Key word: "could", Juan V.)

...The researchers recommended that people are cautious about using caffeine before a workout, as too much caffeine can cause side-effects such as jitteriness and sleep disturbance.
(Wake me up if I fall asleep during my workout.)

...muscle soreness could also be helped by methods such as stretching
(boring), ice-bathing (risky) or massage (yes, please!)

...there were many health benefits to drinking moderate amounts of coffee, as it is a source of antioxidants, improves alertness and performance, and can be used to aid sports training.
(Now consider from-table-to-mouth java biceps curls a boost to your athletic "training")


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