The effect of caffeine ingestion on 8 km run performance in a field setting.

@article{Bridge2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of caffeine ingestion on 8 km run performance in a field setting.},
  author={Craig Alan Bridge and Michelle A. Jones},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={433-9}
}
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of caffeine ingestion on 8 km run performance using an ecologically valid test protocol. A randomized double-blind crossover study was conducted involving eight male distance runners. The participants ran an 8 km race 1 h after ingesting a placebo capsule, a caffeine capsule (3 mg x kg(-1) body mass) or no supplement. Heart rate was recorded at 5 s intervals throughout the race. Blood lactate concentration and ratings of perceived exertion were… CONTINUE READING

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