Researchers in the UK have found that “moderately” trained males who ingested a (5mg per 1 kg BW)Â dose of caffeine 1 hour before an anaerobic resistance-training workout…
- were able to perform more Repetitions Before Failure,
- had greater peak Blood Lactate,
- had a lower rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) during exercise,
- along with a lower Muscle Pain Perception
And while this was a small study (n = 18) and small studies are often dismissed by science snobs, I think this study holds up well as aÂ supplementÂ to the conclusions of previous studies showing caffeine to be an effective supplement for improving aerobic performance. Â In addition to the scientific research, I also draw upon my own observations of the effectiveness of caffeine as a performance enhancer amongst my training clients.
So…..in my humble opinion, caffeine is an effective fitness tool….helping you work out harder, perform better and reduce exercise-related muscular pain.
And it also tastes great when ingested as a Clover brewed cup of java.