The effects of caffeine on exercise physiology and endurance performance

Thursday 18th June 15:45 - 16:15

Caffeine is a socially acceptable drug consumed by over 95% of adults. When consumed in a moderate-high dose of 3-6 mg/kg, caffeine has be found to improve endurance performance by up to 6%. Moreover, that same dose of caffeine has been found to have pronounced effects on human physiology at rest and during exercise. This presentation will provide evidence in support of the above, helping to clarifying some common misconceptions about caffeine and demonstrating how to optimise its use to improve performance.


Mark Glaister, Reader in Exercise Physiology at Faculty of Sport, Health, and Applied Sciences, St Mary’s University