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Old 03-21-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
Michael Forge
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I'm just curious, how many Crossfitters regularly use caffeine, either to power through a workout or to get through a tiring day at the office before or after?

I've tried to kick the stuff about a million times (primarily because of its effects on my mood), but I always end up getting sucked back in.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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I ain't giving up my morning Starbucks.
I just learned to hide the collateral damage real well.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:21 AM   #3
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I have a cup o joe in the AM and maybe some green tea or a Diet Coke around lunch. There are times (not all the time which is weird) that if I have coffee later in the afternoon I get real edgy and short with people. So I try not to do that. I have found a peppermint tea by Stash that is quite refreshing (did I just type that?). Coffee of choice Kenya AA.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:33 AM   #4
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I am a slave to the Bean. But I did switch from pot of drip starbuck (homemade) to a 2 hit espresso (homemade) in the am. No milk, no sugar. I was able to quit once using green tea as a sort of "methadone like" replacment, but I really did it just to see if it could be done. The only thing to take to get through a workout would be water.
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:09 AM   #5
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I could quit anytime I want, I just don't want to. I rrreally could (pause for a sip of coffee). Hope Robb chimes in on this, at the last seminar he started off on this very topic, but stopped short. So Robb, tell us how caffeine improves fat burning and performance in lean crossfitters.
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:38 AM   #6
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I use coffee only on my long days, typically after a poor night's sleep (for whatever reason).

I do drink green or white (or both) tea nearly every day, so I do have a *very* mild tolerance. Coffee is just enough (used rarely) to give me what I need.
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:54 AM   #7
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I only drink coffee on days that end in a "y".
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:36 AM   #8
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I think it is safer to say cafeine uses me...oh..precious...
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:10 PM   #9
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I have a cup of coffee almost everyday. I love it and have don't really see any benefits to giving up something I love that helps me focus and gives me pleasure.
However, I'm also a snob about it and only drink black fresh ground coffee. If I'm at a coffee shop I'll either have drip (if it is recently roasted) or an Americano.
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:33 PM   #10
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When I went to a strict paleo diet I decided that beer and coffee were two things I was never giving up. I drink more coffee now than ever. Probably 2 sometimes 3 cups a day.
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