The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) today launches new video content featuring Dr Neil Clarke, Principal Lecturer at the School of Life Sciences at Coventry University (UK) discussing the current body of research on coffee, caffeine and sports performance.
In the new video, Dr Clarke answers questions on coffee and caffeine’s effect on various types of exercise, potential mechanisms, and what the implications are for professional and amateur athletes. Dr Clarke also discusses the findings of his latest research, published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, which found that drinking a large cup of coffee an hour before a one mile race enhanced performance times in trained male runners by 1.9%, which equated to approximately five seconds when compared with a placebo1.
The video accompanies updated Sports Performance topic content, available via the Coffee & Health website, which incorporates the latest research. The updated topic provides an overview of the body of research available on coffee, caffeine and sports performance, covering:
- Caffeine and performance in endurance (anaerobic) exercise
- Caffeine and performance in short-term high-intensity (anaerobic) exercise
- Potential mechanisms
To view the new video content featuring Dr Neil Clarke, click here.
To read the updated Topic Overview, click here.
To find out more about Dr Clarke’s study, ‘Coffee Ingestion Enhances One Mile Running Race Performance’, click here.
- N. Clarke et al. (2017) Coffee Ingestion Enhances One-Mile Running Race Performance, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, published online ahead of print.
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