2 months ago
In short... drink coffee to improve your overall performance! ☕
Caffeine, primarily in anhydrous form, is one of the most prevalent substances used in exercise and sport due to its acute performance enhancing effects as supported by meta-analysis data. Research suggests that a median dose of 6mg/kg of body mass improves endurance and high intensity exercise performance by an average of 2% up to 4%. There has also been a long-standing paradigm that habitual caffeine intake influences the performance enhancing efficacy of caffeine supplementation. Specifically, it is a common assertion that those with high consumption of caffeine would be "desensitized" to its effects, at least in the context of exercise performance.
In this 2017 study, results showed a significant improvement in cycling time trial performance in trained cyclists following a caffeine dose of 6mg/kg of body mass corroborating a history of prior studies. Interestingly, low, moderate, and high caffeine consumers showed similar absolute and relative improvements in cycling time-trial performance following acute supplementation of caffeine.
Performance effects of acute caffeine were not influenced by the level of habitual caffeine consumption, suggesting that high habitual caffeine intake does not negate the benefits of acute caffeine supplementation.
Please keep in mind that this information is NOT a recommendation of what your daily caffeine consumption should be. It is simply data indicating that habitual caffeine intake does not appear to affect its ergongenicity. Please consider within context because I know there will be readers who will interpret this as a recommendation that they consume 6mg per BW every day. at Okyrie Royale