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Ergogenic efficacy of caffeine supplementation on strength performance? a critical analysis

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Author(s):
Fabiana de Oliveira Mattos ; Vítor de Salles Painelli ; Antonio Herbert Lancha Junior ; Bruno Gualano
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Rev. educ. fis. UEM; v. 25, n. 3, p. -, Set. 2014.
Abstract

Factors that improve the adaptations to strength training, especially the nutritional, have been the subject of interest from individuals practicing strength training. Due to known mechanisms of action of caffeine, studies have been undertaken in order to investigate the ergogenic potential of caffeine on strength performance. Such studies, however, are scarce, and their results controversial. Thus, the aim of this review was to bring out the potential mechanisms of action by which caffeine could exert its ergogenic effect on strength performance, evaluating the possible ergogenic role of caffeine on this activity. In general, due to the heterogeneity in experimental designs, to the varied level of habituation to the consumption of caffeine, to the differences in the physical test employed and diet preceding the physical test, we cannot attest the ergogenic effectiveness of this nutritional supplement on strength performance. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/04806-0 - Effects of 12 weeks of high-intensity intermittent training on intramuscular carnosine concentrations
Grantee:Vitor de Salles Painelli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate