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The Effects of Caffeinated “Energy Shots” on Time Trial Performance
AbstractAn emerging trend in sports nutrition is the consumption of energy drinks and “energy shots”. Energy shots may prove to be a viable pre-competition supplement for runners. Six male runners (mean ± SD age and VO2max: 22.5 ± 1.8 years and 69.1 ± 5.7 mL·kg−1·min−1) completed three trials [placebo (PLA; 0 mg caffeine), Guayakí Yerba Maté Organic Energy Shot™ (YM; 140 mg caffeine), or Red Bull Energy Shot™ (RB; 80 mg caffeine)]. Treatments were ingested following a randomized, placebo-controlled crossover design. Participants ran a five kilometer time trial on a treadmill. No differences (p > 0.05) in performance were detected with RB (17.55 ± 1.01 min) or YM ingestion (17.86 ± 1.59 min) compared to placebo (17.44 ± 1.25 min). Overall, energy shot ingestion did not improve time-trial running performance in trained runners.
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Schubert, M.M.; Astorino, T.A.; Jr., J.L.A. The Effects of Caffeinated “Energy Shots” on Time Trial Performance. Nutrients 2013, 5, 2062-2075.View more citation formats
Schubert MM, Astorino TA, Jr. JLA. The Effects of Caffeinated “Energy Shots” on Time Trial Performance. Nutrients. 2013; 5(6):2062-2075.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schubert, Matthew M.; Astorino, Todd A.; Jr., John L.A. 2013. "The Effects of Caffeinated “Energy Shots” on Time Trial Performance." Nutrients 5, no. 6: 2062-2075.