Event Title

The Effects of Caffeine on Anaerobic Power DIII Female Ice Hockey Players

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ryanne Carmichael

Location

Hartman Union Building Room 109

Presentation Type

Event

Start Date

4-28-2017 3:30 PM

End Date

4-28-2017 3:45 PM

Abstract

Caffeine is used widely by athletes as an ergogenic aid. Caffeine improves performance by enhancing anaerobic exercise capacity and power output. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of caffeine on anaerobic power in Division III female ice hockey players. METHODS: Ten collegiate Division III female ice hockey players were recruited to participate (age: 20 ± 1 yr, height: 166 ± 6 cm, weight: 71 ± 10 kg, and body composition: 30 ± 5-%). Subjects completed two Wingate test protocols in a randomized order. The subjects consumed either the CAF (120 mg) or the PLA (3 mg) 1 h prior to each test. The Wingate test protocol consisted of three 30 s bouts of maximal sprint pedaling with a 2 min rest interval between each sprint. The resistance was equivalent to 7.5% of body weight. Peak anaerobic power (PP), mean anaerobic power (MP), and fatigue index (FI) were calculated and recorded. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in PP, MP, or FI following the consumption of CAF or PLA (PP: CAF = 510.25 ± 27.03W vs PLA = 498.76 ± 24.54W; MP: CAF = 365.83 ± 13.29 vs PLA 368.67 ± 14.05W; FI: CAF = 47.46 ± 1.79 vs PLA = 47.43 ± 3.55%, p > 0.05). CONCLUSION: The consumption of CAF one hour prior to exercise showed no significant improvements in anaerobic performance. A higher dosage of CAF may have resulted in enhanced anaerobic exercise capacity and power output.

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Apr 28th, 3:30 PM Apr 28th, 3:45 PM

The Effects of Caffeine on Anaerobic Power DIII Female Ice Hockey Players

Hartman Union Building Room 109

Caffeine is used widely by athletes as an ergogenic aid. Caffeine improves performance by enhancing anaerobic exercise capacity and power output. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of caffeine on anaerobic power in Division III female ice hockey players. METHODS: Ten collegiate Division III female ice hockey players were recruited to participate (age: 20 ± 1 yr, height: 166 ± 6 cm, weight: 71 ± 10 kg, and body composition: 30 ± 5-%). Subjects completed two Wingate test protocols in a randomized order. The subjects consumed either the CAF (120 mg) or the PLA (3 mg) 1 h prior to each test. The Wingate test protocol consisted of three 30 s bouts of maximal sprint pedaling with a 2 min rest interval between each sprint. The resistance was equivalent to 7.5% of body weight. Peak anaerobic power (PP), mean anaerobic power (MP), and fatigue index (FI) were calculated and recorded. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in PP, MP, or FI following the consumption of CAF or PLA (PP: CAF = 510.25 ± 27.03W vs PLA = 498.76 ± 24.54W; MP: CAF = 365.83 ± 13.29 vs PLA 368.67 ± 14.05W; FI: CAF = 47.46 ± 1.79 vs PLA = 47.43 ± 3.55%, p > 0.05). CONCLUSION: The consumption of CAF one hour prior to exercise showed no significant improvements in anaerobic performance. A higher dosage of CAF may have resulted in enhanced anaerobic exercise capacity and power output.