caffeine

Caffeine and exercise II: RSA and endurance

Caffeine and exercise II: RSA and endurance

We have previously discussed that caffeine is an ergogenic aid which has been shown to improve endurance performance and reduce subjective perceptions of effort. A study published recently highlights the positive effect of caffeine ingestion on repeated sprint ability (RSA). 14 experienced male cyclists consumed either 6mg.kg of caffeine or placebo before participating in a(…)

Caffeine and exercise

Caffeine and exercise

Caffeine is an ergogenic aid which is used by athletes to enhance exercise performance. So how beneficial is caffeine ingestion during exercise? Caffeine has been shown to exert a positive effect on both endurance capacity and in reversing muscle fatigue (i.e. loss of force). Data from Bridge et al. (2000) show that caffeine increases endurance(…)