Originally Posted by EliteDreams
Ive had over 2000mg a day working nights. Must be why I can drink a pack of Red Bull and go to sleep.
That's terrifying, to be honest. My caffeine pills have 200mg, and I've never needed more than 1.
For me, a big part of training is what I DON'T consume when it isn't needed. I don't have carbs when I don't need them, so that when I do need them (During and after training) my insulin sensitivity will be through the roof. I treat caffeine the same way. I need stimulants to get through my sessions, so I have hardly any caffeine at other times. This keeps my total dosage down but still gets me through my workout.
I've also found that as my sessions get longer, it makes a big difference to get carbs during training. I've been using granola bars and chocolate milk and it really helps on those last couple movements. I didn't need to think about this stuff when my sessions were 45 minutes, but now that I'm going back to 1-2 hour sessions it makes a huge difference.