Finish The Race 51 Seconds Faster

Finish The Race 51 Seconds Faster If you're thinking about competing in a 5000 meter triathlon once Spring rolls around, a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition offers interesting insight into how caffeine can influence your race time. Researchers had 9 male athletes aged 18 to 35 consume 5 mg of caffeine per kg of body weight before competing in a 5000 meter event. A week later, they completed the same race after taking a placebo. Caffeine shaved an average of 51 second off the finish time.

True Strength Moment: 5 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight amounts to 340 mg for a 150 pound adult. That's about 3 cups of coffee. Although some people can tolerate relatively high dosages, experimenting with a more moderate serving might yield similar improvements. Because Essential Amino Energy lets you determine the amount of energy and amino acid support that's right for you, it's a great low-calorie, sugar free product for dialing in your optimal pre-race boost. To see what caffeine can do for your abdominal workout, read today's Performance Blog at
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