Poster or Presentation Title

Caffeine gum and anaerobic cycle performance

Location

Hopwood Auditorium

Access Type

Event

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

http://www.lynchburg.edu/academics/red-letter-day/student-scholar-showcase/

Start Date

6-4-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 1:45 PM

Abstract

Caffeine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant of the methylxanthine class. It is a substance that is found in many products and drinks and is widely available. Caffeine has been demonstrated to be a potent ergogenic aid for athletic performance, it has been demonstrated to improve time trial performance, reduce perceived effort, and improve power. Pre- exercise caffeine consumption has shown to reduce pain related to exercise and increase time to exhaustion in aerobic exercise bouts. Caffeine has been shown to improve anaerobic performance by increasing power output. However, previous studies have looked at pre-exercise caffeine ingestion. Purpose: The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of caffeinated gum on Wingate Anaerobic Power Test (WAnT) performance. Methods: 10 subjects participated in a counterbalanced randomized protocol consisting of a WAnT under two conditions, placebo and Run Gum. Each subject consumed either a placebo or Run Gum (250mg of caffeine) immediately prior to performing a 30 sec WAnT to determine changes in power output.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Sean M. Collins

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Apr 6th, 1:30 PM Apr 6th, 1:45 PM

Caffeine gum and anaerobic cycle performance

Hopwood Auditorium

Caffeine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant of the methylxanthine class. It is a substance that is found in many products and drinks and is widely available. Caffeine has been demonstrated to be a potent ergogenic aid for athletic performance, it has been demonstrated to improve time trial performance, reduce perceived effort, and improve power. Pre- exercise caffeine consumption has shown to reduce pain related to exercise and increase time to exhaustion in aerobic exercise bouts. Caffeine has been shown to improve anaerobic performance by increasing power output. However, previous studies have looked at pre-exercise caffeine ingestion. Purpose: The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of caffeinated gum on Wingate Anaerobic Power Test (WAnT) performance. Methods: 10 subjects participated in a counterbalanced randomized protocol consisting of a WAnT under two conditions, placebo and Run Gum. Each subject consumed either a placebo or Run Gum (250mg of caffeine) immediately prior to performing a 30 sec WAnT to determine changes in power output.

https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/studentshowcase/2016/Presentations/9