We're all familiar with the effect we feel caffeine has on our general level of alertness in day-to-day life, with vast swathes of the population turning to coffee, tea and other caffeinated drinks to keep themselves feeling on-top throughout the day. But what impact exactly does caffeine have on athletes when it comes to sporting performance?
In our latest Nutrition X-Change, written by Dr. Neil Clarke - Course Director of the MSc. Sports and Exercise Nutrition Course at Coventry University - we explore caffeine's ergogenic benefits, specifically how the ingestion of caffeine can positively enhance performance within endurance, high-intensity and resistance exercise, as well as team sports. We also explore optimum doses for ergogenic benefit, as well as the multiple means through which caffeine can be ingested by athletes interested in exploring its use to support performance.
Check it out via the button below.Read X-Change Paper