Effects of sodium bicarbonate, caffeine, and their combination on repeated 200-m freestyle performance.

@article{Pruscino2008EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sodium bicarbonate, caffeine, and their combination on repeated 200-m freestyle performance.},
  author={Cathryn L. Pruscino and Megan L. R. Ross and John R. Gregory and Bernard Savage and Troy R Flanagan},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          116-30
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO(3)), caffeine, and their combination on repeated 200-m freestyle performance. Six elite male freestyle swimmers ingested NaHCO(3) (0.3 g/kg; B), caffeine (6.2 +/- 0.3 mg/kg; C), a combination of both (B+C), and placebo (P) on 4 separate occasions before completing 2 maximal 200-m freestyle time trials (TT1 and TT2) separated by 30 min. No significant differences (p = .06) were observed for performance in TT1… CONTINUE READING

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