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Should I drink a Red Bull before I work out?

February 18, 2010

Consuming energy drink before exercise has become increasingly popular among exercising individuals. The main active ingredient in a sugar-free Red Bull is caffeine, which has been shown to increase aerobic exercise performance. The purpose of this study, which you can review for yourself, was to determine the direct effects, if any, of sugar-free Red Bull energy drink on high-intensity run time-to-exhaustion in young adults… The bottom line was that a sugar-free Red Bull energy drink did not influence high-intensity run time-to-exhaustion in young adults. You can read more here.

“Don’t sweat the petty stuff and don’t pet the sweaty stuff.” – George Carlin

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  1. Croft permalink
    February 21, 2010 12:54 pm

    I like the George quote. It would work well on a Crossfit T-shirt!

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