October 7, 2011
C-L Lee et al, Caffeine’s effect on intermittent sprint cycling performance with different rest intervals, European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2011.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of caffeine ingestion on the performance of an intermittent cycling test with different rest intervals. Fourteen males with team sport experience consumed 6mg/kg bw of caffeine or a placebo 60 minutes prior to completing two sets of intermittent sprint cycling tests with 4 minute rest intervals. Each set consisted of 12 x 4-s sprints with 20_ or 90-s active recovery intervals at 60-70 rpm. Blood lactate was collected at baseline and immediately following the completion of six sprints in each set. At 20-s recovery intervals, peak power and total work were not significantly different between conditions during the intermittent sprint cycling test; but caffeine reduced 6.31% effort for mean power in sprint 10 of the later stage, as well as increased fatigue index and elevated blood lactate levels during the intermittent sprint cycling test. At 90-s recovery intervals, peak power, mean power, and total work under caffeine conditions were significantly higher than under placebo conditions during the intermittent sprint cycling test, but no differences were apparent in fatigue index and blood lactate levels. ‘In conclusion, caffeine ingestion may be ergolytic, affecting performance and fatigue development in the later stage during a prolonged and intermittent sprint test with short recovery interval. However, caffeine produces an ergogenic effect in the initial stage of an intermittent sprint performance with a longer recovery interval’.
Ja tak, jeg vil gerne modtage nyhedsbrev, når der er noget nyt om kaffe og helbred.