• The Effects of Caffeine on Performance of Trained Cycling Athletes

      Raimondo, Daniel; Boester, Bradley (2020-12-01)
      With many methods being used in cycling to gain an edge on the competition, researchers wanted to find the effects of caffeine on performance of trained cycling athletes. While most researchers realize that caffeine has an impact, further determining what ergogenic effects caffeine has, the process of caffeine methods, and comparing methods to other options lead to various studies on purpose of this study. Fifteen articles were found to be delimited enough to gain access to a vast amount of knowledge on types of caffeine cycling studies. Results showed that caffeine had a significant positive impact on time and power output performance. Throughout this, caffeine supplements were concluded as the most consistent option, especially when taken an hour before the trial. Still, other methods like caffeinated gum, and a study that focused on caffeine withdrawal were also important foci for furthering caffeine’s impact and future research.