Caffeine and Endurance Exercises

Caffeine and Endurance Exercises

Caffeine is a well-known ergogenic aid and researchers from Brazil found that runners also benefit from it.

When the athletes consumed 300 mg of caffeine in the form of chewing gum, they significantly improved exercise tolerance by 18%, which means that the caffeine ingestion allowed the runners to cover longer distances in the same amount of time, compared to when they didn’t consume caffeine.

And despite the additional distance covered, the levels of strength on the knee extensors after the tests were the same under both conditions.

This adds to the mountain of benefits of caffeine for sports performance.



J Strength Cond Res. 2021 Jun 1;35(6):1671-1676.



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