ALL ENDURANCE SPORT
RUNNING – CYCLING – TRIATHLON
EFFECTS OF SUPPLEMENTS ON ENDURANCE TRAINING – 2019
– The most likely way caffeine could improve training adaptations is by allowing an athlete to accumulate a greater training stress, via reduced perception of exertion.
– Although little research exists looking at continued use on training adaptations, cycling time-trial performance has been improved regardless of habitual caffeine intake, and ingesting caffeine for 3 weeks in a row continued to produce beneficial effects .
– This supports the idea that regular caffeine consumption during training sessions should not reduce its longer-term impact, but training studies are currently lacking.