The effect of caffeine supplementation on muscular endurance in recreationally active college age males

Mark Gauvin, University of Rhode Island

Abstract

Objective: Caffeine is a drug consumed regularly by approximately 90% of adults worldwide, primarily due to its ability to reduce fatigue and increase wakefulness. The benefit of caffeine consumption on athletic performance in large doses (3-9 mg/kg body weight or BW) is frequently documented in aerobic athletes. The benefits of caffeine supplementation in resistance training variables, such as muscular endurance, has shown mixed results, partially due to the inconsistency of testing variables. Furthermore, while caffeine supplementation shows promising ergogenic effects in muscular endurance in elite athletes, it is unknown if this effect translates to the recreational athlete. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to observe the potential ergogenic effect caffeine supplementation may have in recreational athletes and to consider how caffeine habituation may influence individuals’ response to a high dosage of 7 mg/kg BW. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.) ^

Subject Area

Nutrition|Kinesiology

Recommended Citation

Mark Gauvin, "The effect of caffeine supplementation on muscular endurance in recreationally active college age males" (2016). Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access). Paper AAI10103222.
http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI10103222

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