I've had a love hate relationship with Caffiene for most of my adult life. When I was younger I wasn't really a coffee or tea drinker and I got my kick from the various "thermogenic" weight lifting supplements I'd find at my local supplement store. I affectionately referred to them as my "jack me up pills" because of the jolt of energy I'd get from 'em for my workouts. Unfortunately (or fortunately) years ago my doctor made me swear off my little jack me up pills for fear that I was at risk for borderline hypertension (high blood pressure), and for the most part I've obliged. From time to time however I will try out new products just out of curiosity. This is my opinion and my 1st Phorm Commander Review.
Thermogenic Weight Lifting Supplements What are they for? The fat burning claims can be somewhat substantiated, however it's not necessarily a byproduct of the supplement itself, but rather the effect of some of it's ingredients. Caffeine is one of the most popular ingredients in many of these supplements. We all know what Caffeine is, what it does to our bodies and how it makes us feel. It's one of the few additives in weight lifting / weight loss supplements that has been supported by countless studies and research. Just this summer a study by the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that caffeine can actually increase the amount of energy (calories) burned during and even after exercise.¹ In theory if your basal metabolic rate is increased (i.e. from a thermogenic supplement), your core body temperature rises and you expend more energy. Expending more energy than you consume results in a caloric deficit or weight loss. So do they really work, and can't you just get the same effect from a good cup of strong black coffee?