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I suggest you read the wiki article: In large amounts, and especially over extended periods of time, caffeine can lead to a condition known as caffeinism. Caffeinism usually combines caffeine dependency with a wide range of unpleasant physical and mental conditions including nervousness, irritability, anxiety, tremulousness, muscle ...


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I wouldn't worry about supplements just yet, if you're only getting back into exercising now. They are intended to finesse results. The core of your plan should be healthy diet and exercise; you certainly don't need supplements to lose weight or to be healthy in general. If you are going to pick between a focus on protein and carbohydrates I think that ...


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Actually, Sustained Energy and Perpetuem from Hammer Nutrition can be concentrated into a paste. With this, you don't really need to drink a ton of water. But, if you are running for a few hours, you'll definitely want to consume 20-24 oz of water in addition to your fuel. Another great company is Infinit Nutrition. They have some very good products ...


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To get into the details of this, there are two things I suggest you read/watch: Check out this article: Caffeine, Stress and Your Health: Is Caffeine Your Friend or Your Foe? A snippet from it points to one specific hormone: Cortisol - Can increase the body’s levels of cortisol, the “stress hormone”, which can lead to other health consequences ...


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Your caffeine consumption, practically speaking, probably does not affect your workouts positively or negatively. As @JohnP pointed out, caffeine studies are on greater amounts than a couple of cans of tea per day. According to the Sports Med. 2001;31(11):785-807, "ingestion of caffeine as coffee appears to be ineffective compared to doping with pure ...


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Energy Drinks Generally, electrolyte drinks are most helpful for workouts lasting longer than 1.5 hours depending on how much you sweat. The more you sweat, the more electrolytes (sodium/potassium) you flush out and the more likely you are to need replacements. According to this WebMD article: The American College of Sports Medicine says that during ...


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There are a couple of things here that are worth looking at further. Firstly, obviously, you are very keen on working out. I am pleased to see that you are having a day off a week. However, if you have been working out day in, day out over a long period, it maybe that you need a few days off. Any decent training program will have hard easy weeks, and ...


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Fadi Hanna AL-Kass, You said you've been training for 4 years straight. Have you been performing the same routine or mixing them up? Many times, people get bored after performing the same routines for a very long time. So, if you notice that you've been performing the same routine for a while, that could be the reason for your lackluster energy. Go online, ...


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Most weight gained during longer runs is water weight - fun fact you're more likely to drink too much water during a long-distance run than not enough. (It's Wikipedia, but it's got a lot of good sources.) A quick search shows that Kilian Jornet competes in Ultramarathons of 100+ km where maintaining adequate nutrition is difficult mainly for logistic ...


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If you are getting exhausted and fatigued after only 30 minutes, the problem isn't that you need an energy drink. The problem is that you are working out too hard. The fact that you are feeling tired later in the days would support that. The point of working out is to put training stress on your system. After you have done that, when you rest, you ...



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