Tea4Todd wrote:Being the Exercise Science major and health nut that I am. What are everyone's thoughts on tea and exercise? Do you have a particular tea that you drink before, after, or during exercise? Share some of your stories about tea and how you incorporate it into your fitness and health regimens.
I am a competitive road cyclist with an emphasis on endurance for hours on the bike. When in extreme exertion, the kidneys tend to shut down. But if just in a slower paced ride, they do not, thus tea is not particularly condusive to the activity (if you catch my hidden meaning
). I also usually go old school and wait several hours in order to stay fully hydrated since tea can have the opposite effect to a degree.
On the bike, I am more concerned with things like carbohydrates and protein and getting a balance of liquid and nutrients into my system constantly in order to prevent a bonk.
So, tea has not fitted into my training regimen on the bike. Training off bike, that could be a place where I could add tea.