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Old 09-26-2017, 02:35 PM
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Default Caffeine affecting play?

I know it's not like hitting the course drunk or stoned, but does anyone else notice problems with their play when they've had too much caffeine?

It seems to affect how smooth my throws are, causing a little more or less power than I want.

And cause a lot more cussing. Maybe that's just me, though.

A morning mug (2 cups) of coffee seems to be fine if I'm playing in the afternoon, but a couple diet sodas added to that, or another mug, and it seems to start affecting performance.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:45 PM
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I haven't played a sanctioned tournament without the aid of caffeine, either an energy drink or cold brew. Doesn't seem to affect my physical abilities, but it definitely gets my competitive spirit going.

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Old 09-26-2017, 03:18 PM
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Too much caffeine (2-3 cups of coffee would be TONS for me, but may be relatively normal for others) will interfere with fine motor control. This will be especially problematic to the extent consumption increases beyond the users median daily consumption.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:40 PM
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Too much caffeine (2-3 cups of coffee would be TONS for me, but may be relatively normal for others) will interfere with fine motor control. This will be especially problematic to the extent consumption increases beyond the users median daily consumption.
Yup, I agree. As a normal 1-2 cups a day coffee drinker. If I have much more, I get amped too quickly during competition. Adrenaline starts kicking in a bit, especially putting and I start getting squirrely.

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Old 09-26-2017, 04:07 PM
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For sure. More caffeine, more water that's required to get your red blood cells right to give you needed energy/oxygen or something like that... I'll let medical people correct but it's certainly true that water is better for athletic performance. Also said to increase alertness, adrenaline and stress so might be reason for your irritability. For me personally, I already have a really high metabolism, so too much caffeine just makes me that much more jittery and hungry.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:31 PM
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It affects play in a HUUUGE way for me. I'll be dropping out of the round to find the nearest bathroom if I drink any coffee/energy drink. But... that's probably not what you all are talking about.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:40 PM
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I'm a coffee junkie so for me there's no option but I bet that someone who's not on a constant overdose it might actually hurt your game.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:42 PM
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I've never noticed any negative effects from caffeine, unless I don't have any.
I'd say soda consumption would be far worse than coffee.
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Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant. What active ingredient in soda would make it worse than coffee for short term performance?

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Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant. What active ingredient in soda would make it worse than coffee for short term performance?
processed sugar? I can drink a pot of coffee so problem. soda usually makes me feel like crap. just speculation....

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