Yet Another Reason to Love Coffee
April 4, 2014
After your next SoulCycle class, consider washing down your complex carbs with some java. Here's why...
Grab some coffee to go with your post-SOUL snack! Research published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that glycogen, your body's storage form of carbs, is restored faster when people have both carbs and caffeine after a tough workout. In fact, when compared with eating just carbs, the carb-caffeine combo led to a 66 percent boost in muscle glycogen four hours after finishing your exercise, the study found.
Why this matters? More glycogen in your muscles means you'll recover from your workout faster — and up your ability to ride harder or longer at your next class. We'll raise a mug to that!