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Chronic Ingestion of Caffeine Reduces Ergogenic Effect

December 27, 2016

Chronic ingestion of low dose caffeine reduces ergogenic benefits ☕️
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Recent study by Beaumont and colleagues (2016) from the research group at Loughborough University showing that the performance benefits of taking caffeine may be reduced if you're a chronic caffeine consumer 📉
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After an acute dose of caffeine led to a significant increase in performance (seen in PRE-CAF), consuming a caffeine supplement for 28 days led to a significant 7.3% decrease in endurance performance (POST-CAF) 🚴
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Periodising caffeine in order to benefit from its ergogenic effects seems to be the way to go in order to not build up a tolerance to its effects. However, getting people to give up their cup(s) of coffee would probably be easier said than done 😜
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Link to the abstract for the current study can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27762662/ 👈

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