Special Issue "Effect of Energy Drinks on Physical Performance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.
The use of caffeine as an ergogenic aid has been widespread in the sports context. There is strong evidence supporting the fact that caffeine, when ingested prior to exercise, and at a moderate dose, can benefit physical performance, as has been recently recognized by the International Olympic Committee in its consensus statement on dietary supplements. In fact, three out of four elite athletes consume this substance to enhance physical performance.
In contrast to caffeine capsules, consumption of caffeinated energy drinks has considerably increased in the last few years, both in athletes and nonathletes. Energy drinks contain caffeine, and other ingredients such as carbohydrates, taurine, vitamins, or other nutrients that could affect physical performance. However, the primary ergogenic nutrients appear to be carbohydrates and/or caffeine.
Nowadays, energy drinks have become the most widely used means of caffeine intake in the sports population. The effects of these energy drinks on physical performance are diverse, and the scientific literature is increasing. The use of caffeinated energy drinks has been found to be effective in significantly changing aerobic and anaerobic performance, the movement patterns of several team sports, and/or aspects of human functioning. In addition, as has been suggested, these beverages merit further study to demonstrate their safety and the potential effects on physical performance.
You are invited to submit proposals for manuscripts that fit the objectives and topics of this Special Issue. The objective of this proposed Special Issue on “Effect of Energy Drinks on Physical Performance” is to publish selected papers about the use of caffeinated energy drinks and their effects on physical performance (including potential side-effects), both in athletes and nonathletes; specifically, papers (reviews and/or clinical or experimental studies) dealing with the role of energy drinks in exercise or sports performance.
Dr. Juan J. Salinero
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Energy drinks
- Physical performance
- Sports performance
- Muscular performance
- Side effects
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Author: Juan Del Coso
Topic: Different acute effects of energy drinks in a performance sports classification. A systematic review and practical applications
Author: David Fukuda
Topic: Autonomic Nervous System Behavior during Incremental Exercise and Short-Term Recovery Following Energy-Drink Consumption
Author: Hamdi Chtourou, Khaled Trabelsi and Achraf Ammar
Topic: The Effect of Energy Drink on the Diurnal Variations of Cognitive Performance and the Psychological and Physiological Responses to Short-Term Maximal Exercise
Topic: The Effect of Energy Drink on the Cognitive Performance and the Psychological and Physiological Responses to Short-Term Maximal Exercise after One Night of Partial Sleep Deprivation