Thursday, October 31, 2013
Coffee boosts performance....who didn't know that?
CyclingTips contributor, A grade racer and RMIT PhD student Stephen Lane has just published a study looking at the single and combined effects of beetroot juice and caffeine on TT performance.
His study found that beetroot juice on its own and combined with caffeine had no impact on performance but that:
“We conclude that caffeine … administered in the form a caffeinated gum increased cycling TT performance lasting ~50-60 min by ~3-4% in both males and females.”
If that's just chewing gum imagine the effect of caffeine in a couple of short blacks.....