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Caffeine and Performance

Postby discoowl » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:38 am

The International Society of Sports Nutrition has a new position paper on caffeine and performance. The highlights:

Caffeine is effective for enhancing sport performance in trained athletes when consumed in low-to-moderate dosages (~3-6 mg/kg). Higher dosages do not result in additional performance benefits.

Caffeine exerts a greater ergogenic effect when consumed in an anhydrous state as compared to coffee.

Caffeine has been shown to enhance vigilance during bouts of extended exhaustive exercise, as well as periods of sustained sleep deprivation.

Caffeine is ergogenic for sustained maximal endurance exercise and has been shown to be highly effective for time-trial performance.

Caffeine supplementation is beneficial for high-intensity exercise.

The literature is equivocal on caffeine’s benefit in strength-power performance.

The scientific literature does not support caffeine induced dieresis during exercise or any harmful change in fluid balance that would negatively affect performance

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Re: Caffeine and Performance

Postby Nigelthegreat » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:31 pm

Caffine is a key ingredient in some fat loss supplements.

Cafine actually increases the strength of your imune system which is another fantastic benefit.
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Re: Caffeine and Performance

Postby RebelSaki » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:12 pm

I drink an espresso coffee prior to any Muay Thai session these days and it actually makes quite the difference when you get into the 4th, 5th, 6th rounds of sparring. I feel it gives me a deeper cardio reserve and helps me persist through the desire to quit.
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Re: Caffeine and Performance

Postby Saladin » Sat May 31, 2014 11:31 pm

Drink matcha & Yerba mata.
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