Rupert Hambly


Is coffee making you tired?

Back in 2012 I was knocking back espressos like there was no tomorrow.

Partly it was back to back endless sessions with clients and I wanted more energy, another was arrogance that I could get away with it with no side effects.

I was wrong.

Within a couple of years I had symptoms appear.

I general feeling of crashing in the afternoon, which made me feel like I needed another pick up.

And also this inherent feeling that my recovery was not at its best from training.

Deep down I knew it was the coffee and so I became an expert on the subject, managing the coffee consumption was really part of a big project because I knew many others that had gone down the same road, it was time for a change.

If you’re feeling tired particularly in the afternoon despite 2 double espressos, it might be time for some changes.

Here are a few symptoms of too much chronic caffeine exposure:

  • General fatigue related to potential adrenal exhaustion
  • Short-term memory issues
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • A crash in concentration and physical energy between the hours of 1100 and 1500 especially

Check out a much more in-depth blog on coffee and a study involving potential tolerance.

Your coach,

Rupert Hambly

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