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We have talked with 231 athletes who mention coffee.

RhondaLee Quaresma
RhondaLee Quaresma (female, 51)
How I Keep On Training Despite My Health Issues
I would be a sugar junkie if I allowed it. But like an alcoholic recovered I must be aware not to fall back into bad habits. I fast once every six weeks now. It is good for me. I do drink a coffee and tea a few times a week.
Elad Michaeli
Elad Michaeli (male, 21)
How I Transformed from Skinny to Muscular
As a pre workouts preparation I used to watch motivation workouts before the I went to the gym just to get that feeling but nowadays It’s enough for me to drink a coffee and head to the gym my motivation levels are really high because I’ve never been passion about the gym as I am today and I make sure I eat a proper meal before heading to the gym (at least an 1 hour before).
Kiko Dos Santos
Kiko Dos Santos (male, 28)
This is How I Eat and Train to Build Muscle and Strength
Black coffee helps a lot when handling hunger.
Sara Pereira
Sara Pereira (female, 23)
How Fitness and Determination Helped Me to Accomplish Weight Loss
I like to combine bodybuilding and powerlifting into my training, and I feel it works best for me. My favorite outside the gym hack is to drink coffee or green tea to help hunger. Also, investing money on a good lifting belt and hand straps is a great thing that will help you for years!
Edir Terry
Edir Terry (male, 32)
How MMA and Weight Lifting Became My Lifestyle
As far as cheat days go, off season has 2-3 days and in season has 1 day (I won’t be cheating the entire day, it will be one treat, it does not last the entire day). I do not drink coffee however I will drink wine once in a blue moon (special occasion, really rough week and will only have 1-2 glasses max).
Rod Cooper
Rod Cooper (male, 35)
I'm the Owner of The Movement Collective. Learn How I Have Created a Life and Career Out of the Movement Practice, yoga
I buy good quality meat and veggies, I cook the majority of my meals at home (ex chef) with an omelette and coffee as a go to for breaky. I play with intermittent fasting on occasion too.
Michael Zerafa
Michael Zerafa (male, 28)
How I Motivate Myself to Become the Middleweight Champion
I don’t drink coffee and not a fan of alcohol so it makes it easy for me at social events as it doesn’t affect me in any way.
Christian Wilson
Christian Wilson (male, 34)
How I Went from Living in a Tent to the World Stage of Bodybuilding
I have one or a couple of cups of coffee in the morning and then tea and water for rest of day and night, with the occasional hot milo at night. But otherwise I try to limit caffeine intake as much as possible for sleep, health and weight reasons.
Rob Gallagher
Rob Gallagher (male, 43)
This is How I Keep Myself Disciplined and Consistent
With regards tea/coffee. I drink both but taking a week off caffeine every now and again is something I do.
Mariam Chubinidze
Mariam Chubinidze (female, 24)
How Fitness Holds Myself Accountable and Helps Me Feel Fulfilled
I just follow a simple intuitive eating healthy lifestyle! I try to not deprive myself so I can avoid binging and that’s helped me a lot. I drink my coffee and tea black because I’d rather have my sugar come from dessert.
Nick Stahl
Nick Stahl (male, 24)
This is How I Train and Eat to Maintain My Dream Physique
I suppress my cravings simply by drinking tea or coffee. I also picked up intermittent fasting over the last year, which I do anywhere from 12-18 hrs. most days.
Mariah Stock
Mariah Stock (female, 26)
How Fitness Taught Me Discipline, Confidence, Strength and Happiness
I have a very addictive personality and try to limit my coffee intake. I stopped drinking alcohol about eight years ago. I still go out, dance and have a good time though! I drink way too much tea… can’t have scones without tea.
Stephanie Dunlap
Stephanie Dunlap (female, 36)
How I Went from Couch Potato to Marathon Runner in Less Than a Year
In the way of coffee, tea, and alcohol, I drink one cup of coffee every morning, herbal caffeinated tea in the evenings sometimes, and alcohol on occasion with friends. I believe that life should be lived and enjoyed as opposed to living in restriction and starvation mode.
Brock Ashby
Brock Ashby (male, 26)
This is How I Make My Fitness Programs to Achieve Better Results
You can eat the foods you love, drink the coffee you want and make progress. And if you feel the need to have a cheat meal on your diet, you’re on the wrong diet. Just like if you feel the need to cheat on your partner in a relationship, you’re in the wrong relationship. Get out of it, mate!
Anna Laurell Nash
Anna Laurell Nash (female, 40)
How I Train and Exercise After Retiring From 20 Years of Boxingjj
I drink a lot of coffee and tea. I used to drink energy drinks but I stopped that when I first got pregnant and never got back into it. I drink alcohol every now and then but not regularly.
Sharon Orval
Sharon Orval (female, 56)
How I Keep My Body Healthy and in Good Shape at Age 56
The first thing I do after getting up is have a hot lemon water and head to the gym. (I don’t use a pre-workout, I don’t like the crash they give you), instead I have a black coffee on the way to gym.
Kenny Cheung
Kenny Cheung (male, 25)
How I Eat, Train, and Prevent Injuries as a Professional Juggler
I drink plenty of water throughout the day and I eat fruit daily after lunch or dinner. Most of my meals consist of rice or noodles with vegetables and meat particularly chicken and beef. I don’t take supplements. I don’t drink coffee. I seldom drink alcohol.
CaliMarco PT
CaliMarco PT (male, 45)
My Body is My Gym. This is How I Eat, Teach, and Train Everywhere
I don’t drink tea and alcohol only occasionally during lunch/dinner with friends (red wine and rhum are my favourites). Coffee is one of the only two supplements that really works (the other one is the creatine monohydrate) so when I workout a lot I have coffee to boost my energy.
Clemens Schattschneider
Clemens Schattschneider (male, 28)
I'm an Olympian Athlete. This Is How I Went from Pro Snowboarder to Personal Coach
I do love coffee once or twice a day and I love tea as well. I don’t drink alcohol very often.
Muneeta Aneja
Muneeta Aneja (female, 21)
How Training Helped Me to Reconstruct My Body and Manage My Depression
After a few hours, 40 mins before my training, I have my sugarless black coffee. I don’t believe in taking additional supplements at all, I think, our kitchen and gym have everything we need to grow organically.
Gelie Dela Pena
Gelie Dela Pena (female, 31)
How I Use Yoga to Cope with Anxiety and Stress
I usually take a cup of coffee and some fruit before training and I sit outside for a while to breathe, recover, and drink a lot of water after training.
Bijou Matumona
Bijou Matumona (male, 33)
This is How I Do My Full-Body Workout to Stay Fit and Strong
I don’t drink coffee. Not my thing, prefer more tea, like green tea and I am straight edge, I don’t drink alcohol. I avoid junk food as much as possible.
Kara Wirt
Kara Wirt (female, 32)
This is How My Yoga Training Makes Me Calm and Supports My Mental Wellbeing
I drink coffee with oat milk and I also have herbal teas. I enjoy a glass or two of wine about once a week.
Rebekah Misiura
Rebekah Misiura (female, 26)
How Lifting Weights Helped Me Lose 50 Pounds in One Year
After that, I grab a cup of coffee and sit down to read my Bible. I like to have my quiet time with my Savior in the morning before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. After I read, I journal for 10 minutes. This ensures I have a grateful attitude for my day and allows me to reminisce on how far I’ve come.
Mandy Harbin
Mandy Harbin (female, 33)
This Is How I Fell in Love with Bodybuilding and Plan to Get a Pro Cardn
I have a cup of coffee every morning to start my day. I also use MyFitnessPal to track all my food, even when they are the same thing everyday.
Anielka Azarian
Anielka Azarian (female, 31)
How Yoga Made Me Realize Self Awareness and Self Love
I do drink coffee, tea, alcohol but all of it in moderation.
Joana Varbichkova
Joana Varbichkova (female, 33)
This Is How I Became a Personal Trainer and Pilates Teacher after My Pregnancy
Of course, I do have food cravings!! I am obsessed with chocolate!!! (and coffee) I allow myself quality chocolate for dessert from time to time.
Albert Samuel Sackey
Albert Samuel Sackey (male, 21)
I'm a Fitness Buff. This is My Plan to be the World's Fittest Software Developer
I do not drink alcohol but sometimes I take a cup of coffee before I set off for the gym.
Chryssy Payne
Chryssy Payne (female, 28)
How Boxing and Fitness Training Help Me Get Less Stressed
I do not drink coffee or alcohol. I tend to drink natural teas in the evening.
Annabelle Lemay
Annabelle Lemay (female, 24)
How My Father Inspired Me to Compete in Both Bikini and Figure
Caffeine is definitely an addiction for me. I take it more religiously when cutting to help bring my heart rate up faster during cardio but I have coffee year-round because I like the taste, and energy. Prep coffee is black, regular everyday coffee is with 1 milk.
Christopher Keverian
Christopher Keverian (male, 25)
How I Got into Fitness and Hustled to Get a Big Supplement Sponsor
I love coffee and have it as a staple in my day.
Maricris Lapaix
Maricris Lapaix (female, 30)
How I Use Flexible and Realistic Goals to Transform Clients
If I do ever order something out or if I feel like working at a coffee shop, it’s a matcha latte. However, most of these items I very rarely have.
Alice Grandi
Alice Grandi (female, 33)
How I Combine Fitness with Blogging and a Busy Job in IT
I really like coffee and tea, but drink them no more than twice a day as a healthy habit.
Paul Takunda Bako
Paul Takunda Bako (male, 28)
How My Mind Helps Me Train and Become a Master of Fitness
I barely drink alcohol but I do like my coffee and other hot beverages especially before training. They give me the type of jolt I need to really push myself.
Jerome Carlier
Jerome Carlier (male, 25)
How I Dedicated Myself to Fitness and Became a Social Media Influencer
Sometimes I feel low for my workouts, but I still go when they’re scheduled. But maybe the intensity will be lower, but it’s still better than not sticking to my schedule. I have a black coffee first and then I’m off.
Kristina Angeli
Kristina Angeli (female, 26)
How I Combine Powerlifting and Bodybuilding with a Busy Career
So right now I’m pretty structured. Oats for breakfast, a large coffee (I adore caffeine), meat and veggies around lunch sometimes with rice, arvo sweet like a protein shake or bar and a cup of chai tea and then meat and veg with some fats like avocado for dinner. Once a week I’ll eat out or get takeaway.
Chloe Richards
Chloe Richards (female, 32)
How CrossFit Helps Me Overcome Many of Life's Challenges
I supplement with Switch Nutrition Power Switch before a workout and use their Amino Switch during and then their Adrenal Switch post training. I also supplement with the Thermal Switch in replace of a black coffee on some days.
Karen Plum
Karen Plum (female, 47)
I'm a Sports Performance Coach & Figure Champion. Here's My Plan to Work with Motorsport Athletes
I drunk lots of black coffee – it’s what kept me going lol – I did not drink alcohol when prepping and throughout my bodybuilding career. Now, I will have the odd drink. Black coffee and green tea were staples of my Figure competing life – and I still enjoy them.
Yasubey Enomoto
Yasubey Enomoto (male, 36)
How I Train to Win World Championships in MMA and Muay Thai
I drink gingertea with honey. No alcohol as it does not support my job, and no coffee as I never got into it somehow.
Dominique Robinson
Dominique Robinson (male, 38)
I'm a Five-Sport Professional Athlete. This is How I Work and Train
I am huge on fish oil, as well as a mineral blend pill. I also drink a huge cup of coffee in the mornings and green tea at night, every night.
Allan Ray Enriquez
Allan Ray Enriquez (male, 37)
How I Went from Running Marathons to Working as a Freelancer Coach and Myofascial Practitioner
As I am quite energetic, I enjoy black coffee (three maximum cups for the day) and then just water.
Connan Murray
Connan Murray (male, 28)
How Rugby Got Me into Fitness and Running My Own Gym
I love coffee, but I try and limit myself and always make sure I’m drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Wayne Bester
Wayne Bester (male, 32)
How I Work as a Dancer and Run the Biggest Dance Convention in South Africa
I like to start my day of with a cup of coffee before I do my cardio then I’ll have another one in the afternoon. I’m also a big green tea drinker so I like to have a cup after a meal.
Eleni Quartana
Eleni Quartana (female, 26)
How I Overcome a Serious Injury and Got Back to Dancing
Protocol10 MSM & Glucosamine Fish oil Power BI like to eat well but I never miss the sweets. I don’t like to drink coffee and I rarely drink alcohol.
Ofentse Boloko
Ofentse Boloko (male, 28)
How I Went from Pro Rugby Player to South African Muscle Model Champion
As for coffee/tea or alcohol, yes, I believe life is all about balance and self control.
Christina Dy
Christina Dy (female, 44)
I'm a Pole Dancer. This Is How I Kept Training after Losing the Use of My Hands
I don’t do cheat days, I pretty much eat the same thing everyday— coffee and oatmeal in the morning, eggs veggies and rice for lunch and dinner, plus a couple of quarantine snacks in the afternoon (chocolate, fruit, cake, whatever is available).
Christina Longobardi Paradiso
Christina Longobardi Paradiso (female, 35)
How Losing Everything Helped Me Focus My Strength and Dedication
30 min before training I have black coffee and a protein shake with micro dosed creatine. I use Humapro as my vegan protein of choice as well as con-crēte for my M-F micro dose of creatine.
Okurut George
Okurut George (male, 26)
I'm a Yoga Instructor. This is How I Introduce Yoga in the Slums of Uganda
I am not a fan of coffee and alcohol, I do take it once in the while when I am with friends and I take enough, but not too much which will stop me to practice the next day.
Hedda Liukkala
Hedda Liukkala (female, 29)
How I Got into Circus Training and Became a Cyr Wheel Artist
The past few years I have started to drink coffee. I never really liked it much but nowadays it’s such a nice morning ritual or an activity to share with friends.
Peter Corbett
Peter Corbett (male, 27)
How I Got into Pole Dancing Without Having Any Fitness Experience
My biggest vice is probably caffeine. I’m waiting for my Red Bull sponsorship as I’ve probably single handedly paid for the CEO’s vacation every year. I’m also at the point of having iced coffee in an IV drip just to save time.
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