The Effect of a Commercially Available Caffeine Based Dietary Supplement on 40-Kilometer Time Trial Performance
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Health and Nutritional Sciences
Purpose: To determine wheather ot not the nutritional supplement PreRace containing L-Taurine, Citrulline Malate, Quercetin, DiMethyl Amino Ethanol, Caffeine, Metabromine, Catechin, and Malic acid will improve performance in an indoor 40 Kilometer cycling time trial.
Methods: Seven male cyclists ages 21-58 participated in a placebo-controlled investigation which consisted of two trials in which they consumed either the supplement PreRace or aloe vera juice. In each of the trials the placebo or supplement was mixed with a sports beverage. Subjects performed a 40 kilometer time trial and measurements of oxygen consumption and lactate were taken every 15 minutes as well as 3 kilometers from the end.
Results: Treatment effects were observed for average work, average watts, average velocity, oxygen consumption, heart rate, RPE, lactate, percentage of lactate threshold watts, and percentage of VO2max. No significant difference was observed in time to complete trials even though the experimental group finished an average of 3 minutes and 17 seconds faster.
Conclusion: Ingestion of the supplement in this study results in effects that may result in an improvement in performance. A larger study is needed to determine if these results are reproducible to a statistically significant level
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dietary supplements -- Physiological effect Caffeine -- Physiological effect Cycling -- Physiological aspects
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2009 the Author
Weidauer, Lee A., "The Effect of a Commercially Available Caffeine Based Dietary Supplement on 40-Kilometer Time Trial Performance" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4119.
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