Have you ever chugged a can of Red Bull or Monster to help pep yourself for a workout? I haven’t, but I’d be lying if I said I’d never been tempted. Turns out the temptation may not be worth it.
Although the positive effects of caffeine (in coffee mostly) on workouts has been pretty well documented, not much has been studied when it comes to energy drinks actually resulting in, well, energy. Until now. A recent study, completed by a really smart 12-year-old (yes, you read that right), found that high-caffeine energy drinks had no effect on exercise performance. Nada. Nil. Zilch. N-O-N-E. Plus they’re full of sugar or fake-sugar and gosh knows what else. So next time you need a pick-me-up, forget the drinks, take a deep breath, turn on the good tunes and get to it!