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We have talked with 194 athletes who mention coffee.

Karen Plum
Karen Plum (female, 47)
I'm a Sports Performance Coach & Figure Champion. Here's My Plan to Work with Motorsport Athletes
I did not drink coffee at all 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 B I 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.
Aakash Kehar
Aakash Kehar (male, 30)
How I Combine Fashion Modelling with Working in Engineering
I take black coffee with MCT oil thrice a day and for that I prefer the Davidoff brand.
Jody Sokol
Jody Sokol (female, 28)
How My Professional Soccer Career Got Me into Fitness and Lifting
I do like a good coffee drink now and then but I like coffee more for the taste than for the caffeine. I make my own cold brew coffee at home and that has been working out great!
Carlos Zamora
Carlos Zamora (male, 32)
This Is How I Combine Coaching with Professional MMA and American Show Wrestling
I drink coffee almost every morning. I go out 2/3 times a month but put that aside when competing.
Matt Ladewski
Matt Ladewski (male, 43)
How I Got Famous Passing Out After a Strong Deadlift
Coffee and good hydration also helps with the hunger pangs. Keeping the carbs low also helps me with the hunger pangs.
Caio Tamura
Caio Tamura (male, 33)
How I Became a Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor in Australia
Coffee is my boost in the morning and after lunch. Alcohol is not my thing. I go out and have a social drink, but it does not fit in my training routine.
Uracha Teerawanitsan
Uracha Teerawanitsan (female, 27)
How Crossfit Has Made Me the Fittest Woman in Thailand
I’m obsessed with coffee. I really love coffee. I’m ok with tea, lemon tea is my go-to. I don’t drink alcohol because I simply just don’t like it.
Taylor Bradley
Taylor Bradley (male, 27)
How I Got Into Dancing and Became a Professional Dancer for Cirque Du Soleil
Instead I almost always down a cup of coffee 30 minutes before working out.
Maeve Kavanagh
Maeve Kavanagh (female, 29)
How I Stay Strong and Fit Without Having to Suffer and Do Endless Cardio
I love a good coffee, I’ll either have a strong black one, or an almond milk cappuccino – extra frothy!
Esther Chen
Esther Chen (female, 34)
How I Became a Full-time Competitive Pole Dancer
I drink coffee and an occasional glass of wine.
Brad Feinberg
Brad Feinberg (male, 31)
How I Work as Personal Trainer to Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds
I love coffee.
Jermaine Wright
Jermaine Wright (male, 32)
I'm a Competitive Skateboarder. This is How Fitness Helps Me Avoid Injuries
Yes, yes, yes I love drinking coffee, tea, and my girlfriend is french so we share a bottle of wine a couple of times a week.
Gabriela Cantos Realpe
Gabriela Cantos Realpe (female, 35)
I'm a Dance Coordinator, Coach and Model. This is How I Inspire People to Live a Healthier Life
I stopped drinking bubble drinks for a long time and that has helped me a lot. I drink more water, coconut water, juices or smoothies, tea and coffee. I know coffee is not that great for you but max 1 a day, is just something I can´t take out. I just love the smell and taste.
Paul Dermody
Paul Dermody (male, 30)
How I Train and Work as a Nomad Personal Trainer and Podcaster
I love coffee. I drink two cups daily, always before midday. I hate tea, which is funny because I’m Irish.
Eduard Checo
Eduard Checo (male, 31)
How I Started Barstarzz and Made Calisthenics My Career
I drink a lot of coffee and tea. I like to alternate about 2-3 cups of each a day. It helps me stay focused but also helps calm down your hunger I feel.
Alyssa Hotrum
Alyssa Hotrum (female, 26)
How Feeling Tired All the Time Made Me Change My Lifestyle and Get into Fitness
I usually have my one cup of coffee right when I wake up in the morning to help get me started for the day! It helps a ton!
Amanda Cartner
Amanda Cartner (female, 56)
How I Biohack to Stay the Best Version of Myself at 56 and Beyond
I’ve been vegetarian for most (but not all) of my adult life. I don’t drink alcohol or coffee.
Jessica Sanki
Jessica Sanki (female, 38)
I Have Been in CrossFit for 8 Years. This Is How I Train and Compete
I used to drink four to five cups of coffee per day, I am now trying to take only one in the morning.
Barbora Labidi
Barbora Labidi (female, 32)
I'm a Strongwoman Competitor. This is How I Became Strong and Powerful
I don’t drink alcohol at all but I love coffee.
Lafropolitin Giorgio
Lafropolitin Giorgio (male, 34)
I'm an Actor, Model and a Fitness Motivator. This is How I Inspire People to Get into Fitness
I drink a small cup of coffee before training to improve concentration then after my workout I would eat cereals-based on dry fruits with some milk, and a red apple with a green of orange juice.
Tertia Dippenaar
Tertia Dippenaar (female, 30)
This is How I Prevent Injuries While Performing Eight Shows a Week
I am not into supplements so my pre workout is sometimes strong coffee/green tea, and a piece of 70% dark chocolate, everything has to be sustainable for me.
Katherine Petronaci
Katherine Petronaci (female, 35)
I'm an International Pole Athlete. This is How I Went from Pole Teaching to Winning Competitions
I drink a lot of water and my main vices are club soda and coffee. I do drink alcohol but no smoking or drug use.
Cru Blanchard
Cru Blanchard (male, 17)
I'm a Football Player, Powerlifter, and Shot Put Thrower. This is How I Train to Boost My Strength
I do not drink coffee or tea. I handle junk food and cravings by just keeping my goals in mind. Do I really want to jeopardize my goals for a 3 second snack?
Jérôme Prun
Jérôme Prun (male, 21)
I'm a Blogger, Model, and Coach. This is How I Improve My Self Confidence with Fitness
I love coffee but I drink it more in a social way because I usually take a thermogenic in the morning.
Kerry Chuang
Kerry Chuang (female, 24)
I'm a Hairstylist, Makeup Artist and Model. This is How Fitness Makes My Life Better
As for coffee, I grew up drinking coffee since kindergarten, haha! I know it’s bad for you so I stopped drinking it too. I only drink tea now (I will occasionally drink coffee about once a month) and that usually has enough caffeine when i need it.
Emmanuela Pintus
Emmanuela Pintus (female, 45)
This Is How I Have Combined Yoga and Bodybuilding for 15+ Years
I’ll try to cycle my coffee as I don’t wanna get too addicted to caffeine. So I’ll give myself a few weeks of no caffeine every couple months. I rarely drink alcohol but I do enjoy it on occasion.
Nelsi Pamela
Nelsi Pamela (female, 30)
How I Work as a Full-time Personal Trainer While Taking My NASM CPT Certification
If I’m hungry or anxious, I try to consume a cup of coffee, sparkling water, and lemon or a little salad.
Jo Dowson
Jo Dowson (female, 35)
How I Keep Going Despite Scoliosis and Major Setbacks
I always have a coffee when I wake up I find it gives me to kick to wake up a little, and as I try to do workouts first thing I always find this works best for me. It’s all about finding what is best for yourself and the only way to do this is trial and error.
Kayla Kleinman
Kayla Kleinman (, 29)
How I Combine My Work in Fitness with Being a Wellness Blogger
I’m a big coffee drinker, specifically lattes. Gotta keep my energy up when I’m teaching 4 classes some days from 6AM to 8PM. I’ll drink tea from time to time, but I prefer lattes.
Anna Zucker
Anna Zucker (female, 30)
How I Lost Weight, Changed Career and Became a Full-time Personal Trainer
I try to eat my biggest meals around when I train so I efficiently burn energy and recover and repair my muscles afterwards. I drink black coffee every morning and try to get 100 ounces of water a day. I love sweets and I’ll eat them occasionally.
Ilez Badurgov
Ilez Badurgov (male, 31)
How I Got Into a World of Movies After Years of Tiring Training
If some social event I attend to serves food that I don’t like, I will try to find something that I can eat. Coffee not much, tea every morning, alcohol never.
Lorenza Veronica
Lorenza Veronica (female, 31)
How Fitness Helps Me Manage My Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism
Plus, I don’t drink coffee but chicory root, which has been a great discovery, or light teas with not a lot of caffeine. (I can’t handle caffeine, I have palpitations and bad sleep with even a cup of tea after 5 p.m.)
Aaron Charles Mossadeg
Aaron Charles Mossadeg (male, 27)
This is How I Went from Skinny to Muscular and Became an Actor
A week or two before a photoshoot or scene where I need to be at my most ripped, I use water manipulation as well as drastically restrict my carbs to before a workout, restrict sugar to only coffee, and avoid all processed foods.
Brittaney Johnston
Brittaney Johnston (female, 27)
This Is How I Work as an International Model, Stay Energized and in Shape
Having a delicious breakfast (eggs on sourdough, avocado, feta, tomato, tarot homemade chips with mayonnaise and chilli sauce) along with a Big Coffee made on Coconut Milk & a dash of honey.
Andi Bañez
Andi Bañez (female, 30)
How I Moved from Dancing to Yoga and Became a Full-Time Yoga Teacher
I drink coffee almost everyday but I take it black. Tea also just the tea, no sugar or milk. Alcohol too. But I drink a LOT of water to make up for all of them.
Cody Stover
Cody Stover (male)
How Rocky Inspired Me to Get Fit and Become an Actor and Model
I do drink coffee and tea. I prefer green tea and I only drink on occasion.
Kandiss Lewis
Kandiss Lewis (female, 35)
How I Combine Running and Weights to Stay Fit and Work as a Model/Actor
I drink lots of water, take my ginger and turmeric shots, as well as my Apple Cider Vinegar shots. I usually have one cup of coffee a day, and keep the drinking limited. Minus right now….in quarantine. Wine and Vodka have been showing face more during this time. But…I am not a snacker. I don’t buy junk food, so I don’t eat it. I’d rather have a bowl of fruit or greek yogurt, or some veggies with hummus vs any junk food. Like I said, I keep it pretty clean…especially at home.
Fa Biente
Fa Biente (male, 28)
I'm a Lifestyle, Travel and Fitness Influencer. How I Went from Overweight to Fit
I allow myself to have a cheat meal and drink alcohol on Saturdays; and two coffee per day.
Danny Walker
Danny Walker (male, 35)
I'm a Personal Trainer. This is How I Stay Fit Training at Home
The COVID-19 virus has just shut all gyms in my state down, so my training routine now is new but I’ve been enjoying it. I work a couple hours from 6 a.m., then make a coffee and walk the dog, there’s a walking track right out the front of my house that’s kinda hilly so I use that as a bit of fasted cardio.
Nacor Puig Nuñez
Nacor Puig Nuñez (male, 28)
I'm a Spartan Race Winner. This is How I Eat, Train and Maintain Mobility
I drink coffee everyday. I used to drink tea. I drink alcohol only a few times a year.
Ivan Polanco
Ivan Polanco (male, 26)
I'm a Singer-Songwriter and Martial Artist. This is How I Balance Bodybuilding and Music
I’m not a big coffee guy and I’m not a fan of pre-workouts. Training first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is my favorite time to workout, that way it gets my mind ready for the day. I also do intermittent fasting and eat within a 4 hour window each day during the work week.
Alex Crockford
Alex Crockford (male, 29)
I'm the Creator of Crockfit. This is How I Eat, Train, and Maintain Good Mental Health
When I wake up, I love taking my time. I’m not one of those rush out the door and train kinda guys. I sip my coffee and think about my goals.
Meaghan Faragasso
Meaghan Faragasso (female, 39)
How Fitness Transformed Both My Body and My Life
I like brunch. I make good choices. I arrange what I call “treat” meals around my social calendar. I drink coffee, tea and occasionally, wine.
Assane Diop
Assane Diop (male, 27)
How I Started Powerlifting After Dealing with Sciatica Pain
My preworkout is coffee and a banana, they allow me to feel a quick kick and feel energized to push the hardest at the beginning of the workout, I then pack my bag that includes a strength belt, some amino acids, strength bands, airpods and a shaker bottle.
Fernanda Rosa
Fernanda Rosa (female, 41)
This is How I Became Stronger and More Fit After My Pregnancy
When I go to parties or events, I always eat something at home to avoid eating too much at the party. I drink a cup of coffee every day in my breakfast. I drink coffee, too, at work. I also drink green tea every day.
Landree Fleming
Landree Fleming (female, 35)
How I Work as an Actor, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and CrossFit Trainer
Supplements-wise, I take Kaged Muscle Creatine, and depending on the day Bulletproof collagen, Optimum Nutrition protein powder, for plant-based proteins I like Vega and Nuzest, and ALWAYS COFFEE.
Amie Behave
Amie Behave (female, 30)
I'm a Vegan Personal Trainer. This is How I Got Stronger After Brain Surgery
0 off-plan meals, 0 cheat days, fasting til midday then eating every two hours until 8pm, black coffee x1million, 4L water, 0kal Jellies, Diet drinks, herbal teas & ALL the cucumber.
Christopher Melancon
Christopher Melancon (male, 23)
I'm a Bodybuilding Coach. This is How I Lost 15 Pounds in Four Weeks
To handle cravings on prep I become a big proponent of flavored carbonated waters to help keep you full and give you that little sweet/sugary taste that many people want or need. I do not drink coffee or teas but I do drink REIGN energy drinks religiously.
Yash Vardhan Swami
Yash Vardhan Swami (male, 25)
How I Lost 44 Kg and Became an Online Transformation Coach with over 2000 Clients
Coffee is my favourite! But I make sure I go off it every once in a while due to stimulation of catecholamine pathways (which can eventually add up to stress if other stressors are not controlled). But on the other hand, it’s full of polyphenols and great for energy and focus!
Francesca Esker
Francesca Esker (female, 33)
How Fitness and Bodybuilding Helped Me Win 4 Muscle Beach Trophies
I do having cravings. I just turn my protein shake into a paste pudding and eat that instead lol. When eat cutting, I should ask Richard. He’s the one amazed when I’m eating food. I fast in the morning with a cup of coffee. I work on emails during this time.
Chyl Robinson
Chyl Robinson (male, 27)
I Started Working Out at Age Four. This is How I Stay Disciplined and Motivated
Since my goal is to bulk I eat everything all day long. I do not consider any day a cheat day. I stay away from coffee because I do not like how it makes me feel.
Daniel Zagorski
Daniel Zagorski (male, 21)
How I Balance My Day Job with Training Six times a Week
I’m a serial coffee drinker but I drink black coffee so it’s not an issue for me. Though to cut down on my caffeine intake, I have challenged myself to drink a litre of water per cup of coffee I drink. I don’t drink alcohol often – it’s kind of like throwing all your hard work down the drain when you do.
Chyanne Jacomini
Chyanne Jacomini (female, 34)
How I Became an IFBB Pro Bikini Competitor After Giving Birth
Some of my methods for getting through low energy days is with prayer and coffee. I strongly believe my source of strength comes from my relationship with Jesus Christ. More prayer = more power (in everything).
Marina Vishniakova
Marina Vishniakova (female, 33)
I'm a Pole and Aerial Arts Instructor. This is How I Eat, Train and Condition My Body
I have to admit though that I love sweets and pastry so I have to control myself under that subject. I do not count calories because I do not need to. I do drink coffee, but not more than three times per day, and I completely avoid alcohol.
Marie Luo
Marie Luo (female, 24)
I'm a Yoga and AcroYoga Teacher. This is How I Eat, Train and Practice
I love coffee. I know it might not be healthy but life should also be about quality. And drinking coffee is for me a pure life-quality moment. In order to not drink coffee all day long, I cook myself every day big bottles of chai tea, with cinnamon which is just yummy.
Holly Noll
Holly Noll (female, 33)
I'm a Plant-Based Sports Nutritionist. This is How I Eat, Train and Stay Motivated
My current supplements: Magnesium for sleep, CBD topically for inflammation, Turmeric, Creatine, and AMF (always moving forward) from Run Everything Labs which has been a game changer for my joint health. Besides that, I eat Run Everything Labs Protein Powder and lots of food, lots of coffee.
Bianca Solo
Bianca Solo (female, 25)
How Fitness Helped to Overcome My Postpartum Depression
At this moment, I am OBSESSED with Matcha tea with almond milk and honey. I used to be a huge coffee drinker but have since switched to morning/mid-day teas instead.
Hulda Waage
Hulda Waage (female, 35)
I'm a Vegan Powerlifter. This is My Plan to Become World Champion
I love coffee, I drink two cups a day on most days. Some days only one cup and some days, I’d go a little overboard but I think it’s all good. I do drink tea occasionally but I would not consider myself a tea drinker.
Chiara Basile
Chiara Basile (female, 22)
How Fitness Made Me Love Myself Again and Discover the New Me
I love coffee. I learned to drink it bitter so I can drink as many as I want. I consume alcohol in really minimal quantities, I never drink it at dinner, it only happens on my birthday or some party in particular if nothing, water!
Lesley Maxwell
Lesley Maxwell (female, 63)
I am 63. This is How I've Competed and Won Over 30 Fitness Titles
However, my favourite meal of the day is mid morning – I’ll have three whole poached organic eggs, sprouted grain bread, sauerkraut, fresh green salad, Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar plus my organic mid morning coffee to which I add ghee and turmeric and it tastes yummy!
Marco Bauer
Marco Bauer (male, 32)
I'm a Natural Fitness Enthusiast. This is How I Eat, Workout and Push Harder
If I will be attending a party, I won’t drink when I know I will do fitness on the next day. I used to like drinking coffee before training because it makes you push harder. I don’t count calories.
Ifakharen Yassine
Ifakharen Yassine (male, 27)
How Training Helped Me to Overcome Being Born with a Congenital Disorder
Nothing feels good such as making a cup of coffee one hour before the workout to boost my system and get the mojo high to have a killer session, so I can enjoy that protein shake and banana as a gift for my body while I’m taking a moment on my car seat.
Ali Burkhardt
Ali Burkhardt (female, 27)
This is How Bodybuilding Saved Me After Struggling Anorexia
Conditioning your mind and body to a new strict regimen, reorganizing your life in order to make the time for it as a priority, and finding (and keeping up) the motivation to do so, is a huge challenge. But with anything, if you TRULY want something, nothing will stand in your way. If I REALLY want a French vanilla coffee, I’ll make sure to get it.
Mario Impens
Mario Impens (male, 36)
This is How I Competed in Both National and International Shows
For me, I like to drink water and black coffee in the morning until 1 p.m.
Antonio Laborte
Antonio Laborte (male, 21)
I'm a Weightlifting Coach. This is How Fitness and Sports Impact My Life
I sometimes drink coffee if someone gets me a gift card for Starbucks! I do not make a big deal out of others choosing certain foods or items. I am not currently fixated on any prep-type diet, but even if I was I would never make a big deal out of it.
Alec Enkiri
Alec Enkiri (male, 31)
I'm a Strength Coach and Personal Trainer. This is How I Came Back Stronger After a Hip Injury
I drink one to two cups of coffee every morning as well as a cup before I train. Sometimes I drink it black and sometimes I add cream or half and half, but no sweetener.
Jennifer Reece
Jennifer Reece (female, 42)
I'm an IFBB Figure Competitor. This is How Bodybuilding Gave Me Transformative Evolutions
As for supplementation, I don’t really use much. I use a good whey isolate daily and glutamine post training. Otherwise, I get all my nutrition and energy from food, good sleep and when necessary, black coffee.
Francesca Guacci
Francesca Guacci (female, 25)
This is How I Became a Fitness Addict and Got My Fitness Model Body Shape
I don’t drink alcohol: only water and tea/coffee without sugar. I eat this way even on social occasions because this amazing diet makes me feel very strong and healthy.
Pamela Jean Noble
Pamela Jean Noble (female, 31)
I'm an Actress and Model. This is How I Stayed Healthy During My Pregnancy
We use Hungryroot as one of our options to have clean, easy food delivered. We shop a lot at Sprouts as well. I used to have black coffee every morning but now haven’t had it since I found out I was pregnant.
Goran Borkovic
Goran Borkovic (male, 32)
How I Made a Remarkable Comeback to Bodybuilding After a Serious Motorcycle Accident
Water can’t be replaced by any other liquid like soup, coffee juices or whatever. It should be pure and with no additives.
Simone Collins
Simone Collins (female, 33)
I'm a Vegan Bodybuilder. This is How I Eat, Train and Compete
I drink coffee but not excessively, I like the taste so I also have decaf so I’m no overdoing the caffeine. I love it with almond milk. I drink alcohol occasionally when I’m not in prep.
Terry Tomlin
Terry Tomlin (male, 29)
How I Keep Moving Towards My Fitness Goals After a Total Car Crash
I rarely drink alcohol nor do I drink coffee. On social occasions, I drink water instead of alcohol or sugary sodas and snacks.
Tebogo Mashalane
Tebogo Mashalane (male, 31)
How I Train Professional Soccer Players to Become Conditioned and Fit
I am not really a fan of supplements, I do water and coffee! And as for my diet haha! I wish I could have that discipline of following a well-structured diet plan, I literally eat anything!
Maya Nassar Maalouf
Maya Nassar Maalouf (female, 33)
How I Train to Become an International Fitness Model Champion
Since I started clean eating, I no longer have any cravings for sugar. I don’t drink any alcohol and only drink water or tea (no coffee).
Nathan Joseph
Nathan Joseph (male, 28)
How I Went from the Aesthetic Side to the Mental Aspect of Training
For me, I consume all of my macros through food. I don’t take any supplements apart from plant-based protein. I’ll have a coffee before I train and that’s about it.
Randalene Sergent
Randalene Sergent (female)
I'm a Bikini Champion and Track & Field Pole Vaulter. These are My Best Fitness Hacks
Naturally I fast with vegetables and am highly reactive to coffee and tea. For that I drink decaf or if it’s full regular coffee or what I call high octane, I had better have something constructive to do. Let’s go to the gym!
Rashid Zirak
Rashid Zirak (male, 38)
I'm a Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is How I Eat, Train and Play
I never drink alcohol or smoke and my caffeine sensitivity is high so I stay away from alcohol smoke and coffee.
Alejandra Estefanía
Alejandra Estefanía (female, 30)
I'm a Fitness Influencer and Lawyer. This Is How I Train and Stay Fit
My usual supplements are whey protein, caffeine (morning coffee), multivitamins and Omegas (3,6 and 9).
Alex Serrano
Alex Serrano (male, 24)
I'm an NPC Bodybuilder. This is How I Plan to Become IFBB Pro
As for drinking, I actually do not drink alcohol at all, not for any particular reason that’s bad, but I just personally choose not to. Now on the opposite end of the spectrum I absolutely LOVE coffee, and typically drink about two cups a day, not due to low energy, but just for personal satisfaction.
Albert Shao
Albert Shao (male, 33)
How I Plan and Prepare for Bodybuilding Contests
I also enjoy taking lots of caffeine throughout the day such as drinking Monster’s energy drinks and lots of coffee.
Nikki Howard
Nikki Howard (female, 28)
I'm a Model and Actress. This is How I Eat, Train and Stay Motivated and Confident
I drink a lot of coffee but I always have so it doesn’t affect me too much or get me jittery.
Hellah Sidibe
Hellah Sidibe (male, 29)
I'm a Personal Speed, Agility and Quickness Trainer. Here's Why I Love Running and Fitness
One of the reasons I wanted to keep running was actually because I have always loved the aesthetic and feel of my on-season soccer body. I wanted that body year round so I don’t bulk and cut, I stay lean the whole year. I don’t drink coffee, tea or alcohol other than the special occasion like a wedding.
Sarah Elizabeth
Sarah Elizabeth (female, 20)
I'm a Model, Actress and Personal Trainer. This is How I Eat, Train and Stay Fit
I drink tea and coffee! Not alcohol as such (apart from the odd cocktail with dinner).
Dr. Nick
Dr. Nick (male, 36)
I'm The Fittest Doc. Here’s How I Make Myself and My Patients the Fittest Versions of Ourselves
Regarding time of food intake, I personally have found that intermittent fasting works best for me considering my sometimes 12+ work days. Given that, I essentially fast for 16-18 hours (during which I drink water, coffee, and tea) and eat all my food in a day within a 6-8 hour window.
Gustavo White
Gustavo White (male, 59)
I'm 59. This Is How Fitness Became a Way of Life
I have coffee daily as I love the espresso machine, but do it with no sugar.
Joe Seeman
Joe Seeman (male, 28)
How I Made the Leap From Amateur to IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
I usually train alone but sometimes I will have a friend tag along for certain days for a spotter and a bit of a push. Pre-workout, I like to have a coffee and I will use a pump product like ANS Performance Dilate.
Charlie Seltzer
Charlie Seltzer (male, 43)
How I Went From an Obese Teenager to a Fit Medical Doctor
I also ingest a pretty large amount of caffeine. I drink a lot of black coffee and Rock Star Zeros. It helps with the fatigue that comes along with having 2 kids, a full-time job and a regular training schedule.  
Bruno Salgueiro
Bruno Salgueiro (male, 35)
I'm a Professional Stuntman. This Is How I Train to Be Ready for Anything
So I might eat a light protein pancake(only oats and egg whites) an hour and a half before or a little bit of rice. I’ll actually eat a spoon of cooked rice and a coffee if I go to the gym after waking up. That will let my brain know I have glucose and won’t freak out about not having fuel for the actual workout, during the session.
Danielle Natoni
Danielle Natoni (female, 41)
How I Became a Full-time Fitness Professional and Got Featured in Fitness Infomercials
Close to 4 years ago we made the decision to cut out alcohol entirely, and I do not miss drinking at all. I do not drink coffee or tea either, trust me, I have power-packed full of energy anyway!
Fábio Broco
Fábio Broco (female, 35)
How Crossfit Changed My Life and Helped Me Lose 40 Kg
A good thing is that I don’t like drinking alcohol in general. I also don’t drink coffee/tea or anything like that. I pretty much drink water and juice.
Olly Esse
Olly Esse (female, 34)
How I Moved to India and Became a Powerlifter by Day and DJ by Night
Last but not the least, I’m totally alcohol and any other bad habits free, so the only thing that I really love is coffee, and yes, my espresso is the only drug for me.
Csillag Sulyok
Csillag Sulyok (female, 40)
I'm an Ethical Vegan and Bikini Model. This is How I Eat, Train and Workout at 40
I love coffee, but when I am following a healing diet, I opt it out, otherwise, I have one coffee every morning. I drink two to three cups of herb tea every day.
Sydney Brown
Sydney Brown (female, 28)
How I Started Training as Toddler, Competed Internationally and Became a Pro Gymnast
I don’t take any supplements. I don’t use pre-workout or drink protein shakes. I also don’t drink tea or coffee. I sound so boring. 🙂
Victor Costa
Victor Costa (male)
I'm a Transformation Specialist. Here's How I Build My Muscles Naturally
I don’t eat sugar or drink alcohol so my life is very easy. My body is never in tumult. I enjoy Starbucks coffee and drink it because I like the taste very much.
Maria Lee
Maria Lee (female, 33)
How I Went From Editor to Fitness Entrepreneur and Vegan Activist
I do have coffee or black tea in the morning as a little treat most mornings, although I make sure to wean off of coffee whenever I feel I’m becoming too dependent and my cortisol feels off balance because of it. I don’t like to feel reliant on any substance.
Michael Fatboyslim
Michael Fatboyslim (male, 26)
How I Became a Leading Online Fitness Transformation Coach and Celebrity Trainer
I drink alcohol 3 or 4 times a year for special occasions, and green tea daily and coffee I couldn’t survive without!
Deniz Saypinar
Deniz Saypinar (female, 25)
How I Trained to Become the First Turkish Woman with IFBB Pro Status
Then I come home and go directly sleep. When I wake up I have usually dropped weight. And if I go to the cinema, I eat rice cake or almonds with coffee or diet coke.
Anne Navarro
Anne Navarro (female, 40)
How Continuous Self-improvement and Development Helps Me Get Better and Stronger
I love coffee but I only have 1 per day in the morning.
Carissa Joy Johnson (Monroe)
Carissa Joy Johnson (Monroe) (female, 34)
How I Made a Miraculous Comeback in Bodybuilding Following a Horrific Accident
I do enjoy some coffee pre-workout and I love the occasional skinny margarita. As mentioned before, for me, moderation and balance work great for my off-season physique.
Yaxeni Oriquen
Yaxeni Oriquen (female, 53)
How I Have Trained for 30 Years and Won Both Ms Olympia and the Arnold Classic
I try to keep my body fat under 12% during the year. I take coffee early morning. I drink red wine on the weekend.
Matteo Maximilian
Matteo Maximilian (male)
How I became a CEO, Plant-Based Athlete, and Wildlife Conservationist
We met at a small coffee shop in Berkeley and were immediately enamored beyond belief. Not only does she push me to grow, but she encourages me to evolve.
Sam Shampanier
Sam Shampanier (male, 66)
How I Decided to Get Fit at 48 - and Keep Going Strong at 66
I try to limit coffee to one cup a day, to let the pre-workout do its job.
Morgan Mitchell
Morgan Mitchell (female, 33)
How Training Makes Me Love the Way I Feel Physically and Mentally
When I’m not training I love to be on the beach. Paddle boarding (and coffee) is one of my favorite ways to start the morning. And I live for my meditation class that I go to pretty much every night.
Sharlyn Ooi
Sharlyn Ooi (female, 26)
How I Work and Train as a Freelance Personal Trainer and Record Breaking Powerlifter
I usually only drink coffee/tea as a pre-workout and occasionally drink whey protein from Myprotein.
Tabraiz Gondal
Tabraiz Gondal (male, 36)
How Bodybuilding Gave Me Purpose and Taught Me to Work for My Dreams
If I feel low on energy I have coke zero or BCAA after that I feel good. When I am on a diet each and everything is measured. Even the veggies. I don’t normally have coffee. But when I am at work and need energy only then black
Anita Perry
Anita Perry (female, 64)
How I Work as a Yogi, Author and Educator after 42 Years in Health and Fitness
I allow myself a treat (about 1 square dark chocolate) in moderation. I do not drink alcohol but love my morning cup of coffee. I drink herbal tea for medicinal purposes and at night.
Pat Gilles
Pat Gilles (male, 36)
How I Became a Pro in Fitness, Cycling and Sailing and America's Most Inspiring Trainer
I don’t drink coffee, tea or alcohol. Since I get eight hours of sleep, I don’t find the need for any source to pick me up; therefore, I stay away from coffee and tea.
Nidhi Mohan Kamal
Nidhi Mohan Kamal (female, 35)
I'm a Nutritionist, Strength and Yoga Trainer. This is How I Eat, Train, and Meditate
My skin feels great, my energy levels are the highest they have been, and I don’t even need coffee. In fact, I now prefer to go without coffee most of the time. Instead I use a lot of herbs, spices, and flowers in my tea.
Kate Johnson
Kate Johnson (female, 37)
How I Help Women Navigate Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism
I use Ascent protein after meals and before bed (a version of protein hot chocolate!), as well as Further Foods Collagen in coffee or smoothies.
Ryan Rakes
Ryan Rakes (male, 29)
How I Become Stronger and Leaner After a Decade of Bodybuilding
For supplements, I take a pea/rice protein powder once a day and five grams of creatine per day. I also just started taking a homemade, stimulant-free preworkout in the morning that consists of 10 grams of beet root powder, eight grams of citrulline malate and two grams of taurine along with a cup of coffee. It tastes absolutely terrible but the pumps are legit!
Emma Hurst
Emma Hurst (female, 38)
From Bodybuilder to Politician. How I Still Keep Fit and Healthy with a Plant-Based Diet
The only supplements I ever use are coffee and vegan protein powders – the more simple the better. 🙂
Stan Efferding
Stan Efferding (male, 52)
I'm the Founder of the Vertical Diet, IFBB Pro and World Record Powerlifter. This How I Eat and Train
I never drink coffee tea or alcohol. I don’t use a meal tracker for my diet or activity level. I tend to eat the same things every day in the same quantities so it’s very easy to track just by writing down the number of meals I eat daily.
Ben Oseman
Ben Oseman (male, 29)
I'm a Weightlifter and Former Martial Arts Fighter. This is How I Keep Getting Stronger and More Fit
As I said before I limit my alcohol intake but I drink plenty of tea and coffee. Atleast 2 mugs of each per day.
Julie Germaine
Julie Germaine (female)
How Being a Mother Doesn't Stop Me from Training Hard and Staying Super Fit
The only caffeine I have would be in my pre-workout drink, because I find that drinking coffee when following a low calorie diet makes me feel sick, and starving, oddly enough. I get light-headed and feel faint.
Shelby Guillaume
Shelby Guillaume (female, 28)
I'm a CPA IFBB Athlete. This is How I Found My Identity Through Bodybuilding
Food is spaced two to three hours apart. Cheat days are usually once a week. I avoid cravings by saving any crap eating for cheat day. Currently, I am bulking. Energy is usually good for me until the last few weeks of cutting in which you just push through. Willpower all the way. I don’t drink coffee or alcohol so they aren’t issues.
Nucia Freitas
Nucia Freitas (female)
I'm a Full Time Bikini Athlete and IFBB Pro. This Is How I Stay Fit in My 40s
I don’t drink any alcohol but I do drink coffee in the morning and tea during the day. I only drink coffee with stevia sweetener.
Josef Rakich
Josef Rakich (male, 28)
I'm an Online Fitness Trainer. This is How I Go for Success on a Global Scale
I drink a lot of water throughout the day as well and occasionally I will have coffee in the morning.
Debarghya Das
Debarghya Das (male, 27)
How I Went from 95kg to 65kg in Eight Months and Got a Sixpack
My go-to morning drink is a plain black coffee sweetened with Stevia.
Wendy Broekx
Wendy Broekx (female, 51)
How I Started Competing in Natural Figure Bodybuilding in My Late 40s
I do enjoy coffee – mainly espresso style or long black and will have around 2 cups per day.
Ghia Walker
Ghia Walker (female, 36)
How My Bodybuilding Journey Lead to Creating a Protein Treats Company
And on top of this, I’ve momentarily quit coffee – mainly to even out my energy throughout the day, instead of having energy highs and crashes.
Petar Ivancevic
Petar Ivancevic (male, 26)
How Videos Got Me Hooked on Parkour and Bodyweight Training
The only supplements I take are creatine (Scitec) and coffee.
Viktoriia Voronina
Viktoriia Voronina (female, 25)
How the Death of My Parents Motivated Me to Become a Personal Trainer
I might drink a coffee or matcha latte before the workout. That’s it.
Tia Blanco
Tia Blanco (female, 22)
I'm a Pro Surfer. This Is How I Train Yoga and Fitness to Improve My Surfing
I hate the taste of alcohol and the way it makes me feel. In contrast, I love coffee and tea! I love waking up in the morning to a warm beverage.
Eve Dawes
Eve Dawes (female)
I'm a WBFF Pro Diva. This is How I Combine Bodybuilding with Running My Own Business
I’m a total foodie, so as soon as I’m done I head home for egg whites, oats, nut butter, a small amount of fruit and giant cup of black coffee or two.
Matt Karstetter
Matt Karstetter (male, 36)
I'm a Competitive Bodybuilder, Builder of Multiple Gyms and Gym Products. This Is How I Eat, Train and Recover
I don’t drink alcohol much at all and I limit my coffee intake to one cup in the morning. Food is the best supplement you can buy. I eat to grow and to lean out. It’s just a matter of what you eat and when to accomplish the current goal.
Tom Ramsay
Tom Ramsay (male, 33)
I'm a Competitive Bodybuilder. This Is How I Keep Training Despite a Serious Injury
If I’m struck with cravings and hunger when dieting down, I like to drink black coffee or diet sodas such as Pepsi Max or Coke Zero. Otherwise getting on with something to take my mind off it can help.
Wayne Pickering
Wayne Pickering (male, 72)
I'm 72. This Is How I Focus on Nutrition and Teach People to Get Older and Better
When it comes to coffee, tea and alcohol, I never touch it. I am not a garbage dump with a hairy lid.
Kuba Firkowski
Kuba Firkowski (male, 23)
I'm a Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is What Calisthenics Does to My Body
Before every workout, I need some power so sometimes it would be coffee, sometimes pre-workout (Finaflex Stimul8). Except that I also take creatine (Trec CM3) before training session and some protein (Prozis) after workout.
Valentin Bosioc
Valentin Bosioc (male, 36)
This is How I Became the Most Followed Sports Influencer in Romania
Usually I drink a max of three cups of coffee daily. I don’t drink alcohol (maybe a glass of wine or a beer on really special occasions). I drink lots of water.
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson (male, 53)
I’m a 3x World Champion. This is How I Train to Win 3 More World Championship in The Next 5 Years
I enjoy 2 cups of coffee daily. The first is the morning and second cup before training, because I don’t like pre-work. My coffee is my pre-workout. I am actually allergic to too much caffeine but I really don’t consume alcohol.
Cassandra Kilkenny
Cassandra Kilkenny (female, 25)
How I Moved on from Competitive Swimming to Weightlifting and Bodybuilding
I prefer not to take pre-workout (though I am a big coffee and tea drinker), but will also use PEScience’s Nitric Oxide for an extra pump during my workouts (it’s also stim-free).
Brittany Noelle
Brittany Noelle (female, 30)
I'm a Luxury Personal Trainer. This Is How I Train, Eat and Compete
I keep coffee in my diet at all times because it’s delicious and boosts my metabolism. I just reduce the amount of flavored creamer that I use or stick to cappuccinos with no sugar.
Sarah Ramadan
Sarah Ramadan (female, 24)
I'm a Self-Love Advocate. This is How I Stay Fit and Strong After Recovering from Anorexia Nervosa
I also make a habit to do things that bring me joy. I love to sing, explore new coffee shops, and travel beyond my comfort zone.
Sara Bigatti
Sara Bigatti (female, 28)
How I Went from Sales Consultant to Personal Trainer and Fitness Studio Owner
I make sure I eat a lot of colourful vegetables (half of my plate) – proteins (¼ of my plate) and carbs (¼ of my plate). Some healthy fat (avocado, extra virgin olive oil..) and extra fruit throughout the day. I drink water, teas and…coffee (as a real Italian, I love it!).
Gergo Jonas
Gergo Jonas (male, 33)
I'm a Vegan Strength Coach. This is How I Train to Stay Fit, Strong and Motivated
Two-300 ml black coffee half an hour before the session;
Jeff Grant
Jeff Grant (male, 36)
I'm a Bit Fitness/Fashion Model. This Is How I Get Featured in Bodybuilding and Fashion Magazines
I am also a heavy coffee and preworkout drinker, those are probably the only things on my diet that still need work. Not that coffee is bad but I drink way too much of it I am sure. I do outside sales so I spend a lot of downtime at Starbucks!
Amanda Louise Warlo
Amanda Louise Warlo (female, 29)
How I Don't Let My Scoliosis Stop Me from Training, Coaching and Competing
I do a soft 12-hour version of intermittent fasting. Usually start my days with one to two cups of coffee, breaking my fast around 10 a.m. if I’m not training in the morning (I wake up at 5 AM on most days) and eating my last meal when I get back from work some time between 8-9:30 p.m.
Brandan Fokken
Brandan Fokken (male, 40)
How I Have Appeared on 31 Fitness Magazine Covers and in over 300 Magazines
I drink a coffee maybe once every two weeks or so. No tea.
Scott Shetler
Scott Shetler (male, 44)
I'm a Vegan Strength Coach. This is How Fitness Has Been Part of My Life for 28 Years
My diet is 100% vegan and I try to eat as much whole plant-based foods as possible. A typical day is usually coffee on my way to the gym. I usually have some overnight oats or high fiber cereal prepared with nuts, raisins, cinnamon, chia seeds, oat milk and flax meal.
Ryan Shen
Ryan Shen (male, 29)
How I Went from Weight Training to Calisthenics to Achieve Muscles Mass, Strength and Coordination
I don’t take pre-workout, I rely on caffeine from coffee for energy boost but I would limit myself two cups per day. I don’t drink that much, once in a blue moon I would have a bottle of beer.
Andrew Chappell
Andrew Chappell (male, 32)
I'm a Bodybuilding Scientist. This Is How I Compete in Bodybuilding Shows
Typically, a session involves a strong coffee, warming up with barbells with some dynamic mobility. I then focus on the big exercises, with some warmups (two to three sets of a light weight).
Asontia Alex
Asontia Alex (male, 29)
How I Went from Bullied Child to Mr. Strength Africa
Am not a fan of coffee but I take it once a while. As for alcohol, I drink only on weekends with friends and when am not preparing for any major project.
Shaka Smith
Shaka Smith (male, 32)
How I Became a Vegan Bodybuilder and Host of the Fit Club Podcast
My training usually starts with black coffee and cardio, at least a mile on the treadmill or some other cardio equivalent. For the most part, I work out solo and keep my training instinctive. It’s largely full body and I determine what I need to work on in the moment.
Dave Cunningham
Dave Cunningham (male, 33)
How I Maintain an Impressive Fitness Model Physique after 17 Years of Training
I’m a huge coffee fan as it’s now become a part of my morning routine and I normally tend to take a pre-workout strong coffee to help with my training, especially cardio. There’s been some great research done and there’s some great literature out there around how caffeine in the right measurements can aid performance.
Nigel St Lewis
Nigel St Lewis (male, 39)
How I Don't Make Excuses and Compete on the Highest Level as a Natural Bodybuilder
My only training partners are what I carry in my training bag: My lifting belt, knee strap. I’ve never really been into pre-workouts because a strong coffee is more than sufficient when fatigued.
Muhammad Zaid bin Mohd Omar
Muhammad Zaid bin Mohd Omar (male, 29)
How I Bulked 48% from 47 to 70 kg and Became Healthy, Fit and Strong
For example, breakfast is always six whole eggs and two pieces of honey spread on toast and a cup of sweetened coffee using Stevia for sweetener.
Nick Staro
Nick Staro (male, 26)
How I Came Back Strong after a Motorcycle Accident and Placed 2nd in Mr. Hellas
If I want to go out for a coffee or to the  movies, I remember to take my meals with me. If I am invited to a party or a special event, I just drink Diet Coke or water. I  am not a fan of alcohol so I do not like to party at night and get wasted. I only drink a glass of wine every New Year’s Eve. I drink  two cups of coffee  through out  the day.  
Ben Palacios
Ben Palacios (male, 30)
How I Went From Hating Sports To Loving Calisthenics, Crossfit and Outdoor Training
Caffeine before a workout. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I love Nuun tablets, Emergen-C Energy Plus, and those Whole Foods energy shots. I try to stick to products with green tea or yerba mate extract.
Paris Little
Paris Little (male, 30)
How I Work Towards Fitness Goals as a Vegan Strength and Conditioning Coach
If I can meditate before bed, avoid drinking too much coffee which for me would be 3-4+ coffees a day and most importantly listen to how I feel on the day (meaning sometimes I just do nothing to completely recharge) then I recover well.
Eli Bernard
Eli Bernard (male, 25)
How I Combine Fitness and Bodybuilding with Nursing and Modeling
Many supplements have no evidence based practice supporting their use, so I find it best to stick to black coffee for pre-workout, BulkSupplements Creatine Monohydrate Powder, and Dynamik Muscle Whey isolate proteins, which have scientific backing.
Daniel Zimmermann
Daniel Zimmermann (male, 25)
I'm a Vegan Strength Athlete. This Is How I Will Achieve a 300 Kg Deadlift Without Eating Animal Products
My typical day of training begins with eight hours of sleep, water, supplements, oatmeal and coffee. After work or university I’d go home, watch videos such as “Hardcore Motivation – BE VICTORIOUS!!” (generic title) and then cycle to the McFit (gym).
Helge Nilsen
Helge Nilsen (male, 20)
How I Went from Gamer to Aspiring Bodybuilder and Got Really Fit in Just 2 Years
For caffeine, I use it daily, a lot, coffee and energy drinks everyday but no sugary drinks as I believe the combination is dangerous. I can drink 500mL of diet Red Bull and I got no problem, but with 250mL of sugar Redbull then my heart starts acting up, so I recommend everyone to stay away from sugary energy drinks!
Brian Dobson
Brian Dobson (male, 62)
How I Train Hard, Set Lifting Records and Keep My Abs at 62
I love the wild hogs, we hunt but not too often as even the wild boar have a high fat level. I don’t drink coffee too often or drink alcohol often but do use pre workouts.
Ingrid S. Clay
Ingrid S. Clay (female, 39)
I'm a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Plant-Based Chef. This is How Fitness Has Become My Meditation
I don’t do pre-workouts or coffee anymore so sleep/naps I rely on to recharge. WHOOP is amazing in predicting recovery based on the days “strain” vs sleep.
Paulo Cavalcante Muzy
Paulo Cavalcante Muzy (male, 40)
I'm a Busy Medical Doctor and Bodybuilder. This Is How I Train, Eat and Recover
I go real easy on coffee because I get anxious easily, and can dehydrate mildly but enough to impair muscular recuperation.
James Ruckert
James Ruckert (male, 28)
I Used to be an Overweight Teen. Now, I'm a Fitness Author, Personal Trainer & Calisthenics Coach
Apart from that, I’ve never used pre workout supplements as I believe coffee/green tea are nature’s pre workouts and more often than not the supplements are addictive and your body’s tolerance to them increases over time and you end up needing more and more for the same effect.
Rishiraj Kapur
Rishiraj Kapur (male, 40)
How I Went from Being Overweight to Living the Bodybuilding Lifestyle and Becoming a Fit Dad
I like to consume my coffee black and sometimes I tend to go overboard with it. I drink occasionally and stick to good old scotch. I drop calories from my meals the day I indulge in alcohol.
Beth Castell
Beth Castell (female, 31)
How I Compete in Bodybuilding to Prove You Can Build Muscle on a Vegan Diet
I do like to take pre-workout, always vegan-friendly of course. I’m a big fan of PranaOn and VPA Australia’s pre workouts, otherwise a couple of coffee shots will do the trick!
Samantha Shorkey
Samantha Shorkey (female, 37)
I'm the Host of Jacked on a Beanstalk. This Is How I Became the First-ever Vegan WNBF Bikini Pro
Breakfast: oats with some fruit, almond butter, Jacked on the Beanstalk protein powder and almond milk. And a big cup of coffee (or three.)
SuzAnne Llano
SuzAnne Llano (female, 49)
How I Started Competitive Bodybuilding at 40 and Fell in Love with the Discipline and Commitment
I do love my espresso coffee, and I’m addicted to green tea, no other beverages but water.
Taylor Patterson
Taylor Patterson (male, 34)
How a Back Injury Forced Me to Focus on Mobility and Flexibility in the Gym
I drink one coffee a day around 10 am. I don’t drink regularly, although I do get blitzed about once or twice a year. Other than that, casual alcohol doesn’t really enter into my life.
Stefano Manassero
Stefano Manassero (male, 56)
How I Won Competitions, Retired for 17 Years and Then Made a Winning Come Back at 50+
I am Italian so I probably have more coffee then blood in my veins.
Eric Leto
Eric Leto (male, 33)
How I Became a Vegan WBFF Pro Fitness Model and European Vice Champion
After years of dieting, I don’t feel any craving anymore for sweets or fast food, it just doesn’t resonate with me anymore. I think the last time I drank alcohol was like three years ago, not a big fan of it and especially knowing what it does to your body and your muscles. Coffee is consumed rarely and tea on a everyday basis.
Ric Drasin
Ric Drasin (male, 75)
How I Stay Strong and Keep Training at 75 (after 59 Years of Training)
I also don’t do alcohol, but I do have a coffee or tea. I don’t bulk up and then lean out because there’s no purpose anymore. Been there done that.
Amine Aminov
Amine Aminov (male, 29)
How I Finally Started Bodybuilding after Quitting 3 Times
I rarely take cheat meals, maybe once a month because I’m used to always live a healthy lifestyle and I don’t have any desire to pizza and stuff like that. My pleasure is when I eat that healthy food and I don’t drink alcohol, my only beverage is coffee.
Amy Newton
Amy Newton (female, 28)
I'm Vegetarian and Living Proof That You Can Grow Muscle Without Eating Meat
I eat a high protein diet, I still eat dairy, and don’t drink caffeine, bar green tea. Mainly because I don’t like the taste of coffee or normal tea!
Taco Fleur
Taco Fleur (male, 45)
How I Run Cavemantraining and Stay Fit with Kettlebells While Traveling the World
What you put in can affect your thinking, how you feel, how you heal, how you perform, etc. I’ll never say I quit alcohol or coffee altogether, but at the moment I’m on a 30 day no alcohol (actually think I passed 30 days and will continue) and no coffee.
Alex Basso
Alex Basso (male, 32)
How Crossfit Changed My Life and Made Me Fit Enough to Compete in the Games
Coffee is good in the morning before I go to the gym. It works like a pre-workout.
Marios Iacovou
Marios Iacovou (male, 32)
How I Stopped Eating Meat and Became a Vegan Personal Trainer in London
I also often have a coffee before I hit the gym for the extra energy boost. Ideally Organic and FairTrade. I’m currently enjoying one by brand CRU Kafe but when in a rush, a good old instant coffee gets the job done too.
Diana Chaloux – LaCerte
Diana Chaloux – LaCerte (female, 42)
How I Became Fitness World Champion and Featured in Oxygen, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Natural Muscle
I drink a lot of water each day and coffee or tea on occasion. I eat tons of vegetables, and also keep fruit in on a regular basis.
Rick Ryan
Rick Ryan (male, 62)
I'm 62. This Is How I Train, Eat and Recover for a Contest Body Fat Percentage of 4.9%
I love coffee, tea – great if it is de-calf and green, and alcohol – never as it will mess up your testosterone.
Francesco Grezza
Francesco Grezza (male, 25)
How I Trained, Lost 45 Kg and Got Ready to Open My Own Gym
As for my training preparation, if I do cardio in the morning, I take only a cup of coffee and then I cation, usually before I work out or take advantage of breakfast or lunch if I train in the afternoon!
Klaudijus Simutis
Klaudijus Simutis (male, 19)
How I Got a Very Aesthetic Physique (It All Started with Dragon Ball Z)
I start with a bowl of porridge and sometimes a coffee before the gym, then after I train I come home to get a whey protein shake which contains whey, banana, peanut butter, more oats and milk.
Jimmy Gomes
Jimmy Gomes (male, 27)
How I Became Enlightened by Training Olympic Lifting, Fasting and Doing Meditation
Wake up fasted with water and coffee in the morning leading to exercise in the morning or evening.
Luka Skubonja
Luka Skubonja (male, 22)
How I Trained to Become WFF Balkan Champion and IBFF European Champion in Bodybuilding
Also, I drink coffee daily and there is nothing bad in it.
Faisal Ali
Faisal Ali (male, 20)
How I Lost 30 Kg and Got Lean by Dieting and Doing Smart Gym Workouts
I like black coffee personally because it gives you a kick in the gym and I feel more active during my workouts.
Gabe (male, 25)
How I Train Myself and My Clients as a Kinesiologist/Strength & Conditioning Coach
I eat mostly whole foods, no alcohol/coffee/tea/soft drinks.
Inder Yadav
Inder Yadav (male, 20)
How I Do Bodyweight Exercises and Yoga to Become Super Fit
I drink tea and coffee occasionally, and I never drink alcohol.
Dennis Okello Mbira
Dennis Okello Mbira (male, 25)
How I Gained over 15 Kg of Lean Muscle Mass by Going to the Gym
When I go out in social occasions, I always have no problem eating the food there unless it is coffee or alcohol. I always try to avoid taking coffee and alcohol as I think they make me loose much water through frequenting the toilet.
Deniz Yozkan
Deniz Yozkan (male, 18)
How I Choose Fitness over Martial Arts and Professional Fighting
I don’t drink coffee, I don’t like it. I do take caffeine pills tho.
Michael Gamil
Michael Gamil (male, 25)
How I Work Full-time, Study and Still Go to the Gym 5 Days a Week
I usually go to the gym after work, before going I drink my RSP BCAA and a cup of coffee and sometimes eat a banana or an apple. I start training by doing some stretches, press and pull-ups.
Loued Capisinio
Loued Capisinio (male, 31)
How I Moved from the Philippines to Be a Personal Trainer at the Oxygen Gym in Kuwait
The best way to have a pre-workout supplement is a black coffee, it’s natural and more safe than some pre-workout supplements on the market.

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