many experiments and studies were done on caffeine, however it has to be a double blinded experiment where the subject does not know if he was taking caffeine or not, most studies suggest that it can help increase performance, some say by 6% but this increase disappears as the subject gets used to caffeine...so it is more significant in non caffeine users. few studies suggest that there are no increase in performance, another study looked at the effects of creatine, caffeine , and the combination of both creatine and caffeine and found not effects. As far as alertness it probably works. However caffeine does not improve reflexes.
so i guess it is a good stimulant for some as long as it is not abused or taken routinely, i believe most of it is not that significant it just makes you more alert giving the impression you are going to perform better.
IN SHORT IF YOU LIKE COFFEE THEN TAKE IT AND IF YOU DON'T THEN DON'T , JUST DO NOT EXPECT MIRACLES FROM COFFEE.
as far as i am concerned i did not try it, since i don't take caffeine it keeps me awake.
That's always been my go to for pre WO boosts. At literally a fraction of the cost of most formulated pre WO supps. Some times I don't even brew, I just get the instant kind and slam it on the way to train. Don't taste too good but serves its purpose. If money was no object than yea, id love to do the furmulated supps made for it, but I like to be on the fruggle side with my supp spending outside of the assentials like protein.
Just had my three cups of black coffee before my workout and it worked really well! I was full of energy and had some focus too. I Think that black coffee worked today. We shall see what it does tomm. I think that its a good staple product for energy and its cheap too. How many cups a day do you guys think is too much?