How Caffeine Can Help With Sprint Intervals
Caffeine is the world’s most popular stimulant. It’s used by athletes in a variety of sports as an ergogenic aid. A study published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance shows the potential of caffeine supplementation during sprint cycling intervals.
After determining peak power output for 13 male subjects, trials were run at different torque factors, using 10 second and 30 second sprint intervals, with and without consuming 5 mg of caffeine per kg of body weight. Analyzing the results, researchers concluded that caffeine helped produce a higher peak power output during 10 second sprints when torque factor was optimized.