October 30, 2019

Koffeinholdig kaffe forbedrer sportspræstationen

Forskning viser, at kaffe og koffein forbedrer både din præstation og udholdenhed under træning og konkurrence, samt mindsker træthed og smerter. Et par kopper kaffe inden træning er derfor en god idé.

En ny undersøgelse, offentliggjort i Nutrients, med 38 deltagere (19 mænd og 19 kvinder) viste, at et indtag af koffeinholdig kaffe forbedrede deltagernes hastighed på cykel.


The study, which investigated the effect of coffee ingestion in a 5 km cycling trial, found that it had a positive effect on the time trial performance of both sexes. The study’s findings suggest that both men and women respond similarly to coffee and that coffee ingestion may be a practical source of caffeine prior to exercise to improve performance.

Participants restricted coffee consumption for 12 hours before drinking either: coffee providing 3mg.kg-1 of caffeine, a placebo in water or nothing as a control. In a 5 km cycling time trial, following coffee ingestion, the performance of both men and women improved by approximately nine seconds and six seconds compared with placebo and control, respectively. No differences in performance were observed between the placebo and control.

The study contributes to the growing body of research that highlights the ergogenic benefit of coffee ingestion. To date, much of the research on this topic has focused only on anhydrous caffeine and on men.

Study author: Associate Professor Neil Clarke, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,, Coventry University, United Kingdom

References: N Clarke et al. (2019). Coffee ingestion improves 5 km cycling performance in men and women by a similar magnitude. Nutrients. Published online.

Modtag nyhedsbrev

Ja tak, jeg vil gerne modtage nyhedsbrev, når der er noget nyt om kaffe og helbred.