repeated sprint ability

Sprinting for wrestling

Sprinting for wrestling

Sprinting for sports performance is a common theme. Many different athletes use sprinting to increase anaerobic capacity, aerobic capacity and develop leg power. While the use of sprinting in a field sport like rugby is understood and the transfer of skill and energy system is direct; do similar transfers make sprinting for non-field/non-running sports valuable?(…)

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(…)