The Ultimate Pre-Workout Drink

Coffee has long been the go-to beverage of the bleary-eyed early morning crowd — but could the jolt of energy that comes with all that caffeine be put to even better use in the gym?

The answer to that question is a hell yes.

While your local supplement store is likely to have shelves upon shelves of fancy pre-workout powders that get your heart rate buzzing, you get the same type of benefit with a cup of Deadly Sin strong coffee.

Coffee is Great for Your Workout

Trainers and athletes alike swear by coffee over pre-workout supplements because they often have the same active ingredient: caffeine. The stimulant has proven effective in boosting athletic performance. 

The only ingredients you'll find in a cup of Deadly Sin strong coffee are milk and sugar, if you add them. That's not the case with many pre-workout supplements, which might not be on the up-and-up.

Deadly Sin Coffee | Pre-workout caffeine hit

When Should You Take Your First Sip?

You might feel your buzz starting within seconds of your first sip of Deadly Sin Coffee, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s fully worked its way into your system. Coffee wakes your body up by dispersing caffeine into your bloodstream, which has a half-life (how long it will take for your body to burn through half of the caffeine dosage you ingest) of five to six hours. The stimulating effects of the chemical will hit your body during this period.

But when do the effects peak? At which point is your body going to get the most out of the stimulation the caffeine provides?

The answer? Not too long after you finish that Deadly Sin cup, as it turns out. If you’re looking to hit the gym when your caffeine boost is at its most powerful, you’re going to want to down a cup of Deadly Sin Coffee roughly 45 minutes before working out.

Studies show that maximum caffeine concentration hits at about 45 minutes post consumption. From that point forward, your body is burning through the caffeine. So if you hit the weights right around 45 minutes after downing a cup of Deadly Sin Coffee, you’re going to be experiencing the peak of your caffeine buzz before your body has had time to process the supplement.