A caffeinated energy drink improves jump performance in adolescent basketball players

@article{AbinVicn2014ACE,
  title={A caffeinated energy drink improves jump performance in adolescent basketball players},
  author={Javier Abi{\'a}n-Vic{\'e}n and Carlos de la Puente and Juan Jos{\'e} Salinero and Cristina Gonz{\'a}lez-Mill{\'a}n and Francisco Areces and Gloria Liliana Lopez Mu{\~n}oz and Jes{\'u}s A. Mu{\~n}oz-Guerra and Juan Del Coso},
  journal={Amino Acids},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={1333-1341}
}
This study aimed at investigating the effects of a commercially available energy drink on shooting precision, jump performance and endurance capacity in young basketball players. Sixteen young basketball players (first division of a junior national league; 14.9 ± 0.8 years; 73.4 ± 12.4 kg; 182.3 ± 6.5 cm) volunteered to participate in the research. They ingested either (a) an energy drink that contained 3 mg of caffeine per kg of body weight or (b) a placebo energy drink with the same… CONTINUE READING
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