Caffeine is one of the most popular sports supplements, and for good reason. Caffeine has been shown to improve muscle fatigueability, endurance performance, and may even increase pain tolerance. Try 3-6mg/kg bodyweight within an hour before your workout. Make sure to maintain hydration and electrolyte levels if supplementing with high amounts of caffeine.
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