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Caffeine and Training Intensity Quantification

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St. Mary's University, Twickenham

Status

Not yet enrolling

Conditions

Caffeine

Treatments

Drug: Placebo
Drug: Low caffeine dose
Drug: Moderate caffeine dose

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06210984
Stmarys1

Details and patient eligibility

About

The goal of this clinical trial is to learn about the effects of caffeine on exercise physiology and the subsequent quantification of athlete training zones in trained cyclists. The main questions that it aims to answer are:

  • What are the effects of low and moderate doses of caffeine on exercise physiology.
  • How do the effects of caffeine on exercise physiology affect the calculation of training zones.
  • Do the effects of caffeine on exercise physiology differ between men and women.

Participants will complete four trials on a cycle ergometer as follows:

  • Trial 1: participants will complete two incremental tests to determine the power outputs required to elicit 50-80% of maximal oxygen consumption for trials 2-4.
  • Trials 2-4: participants will consume (in a randomized order) either a low (2 mg/kg) dose of caffeine, a moderate (5 mg/kg) dose of caffeine, or a placebo (maltodextrin), 45 minutes prior to to completing an incremental cycling test from 50-80% of maximal oxygen uptake.

Measures of heart rate, oxygen uptake, blood lactate, and perceived exertion will be recorded throughout all trials.

Researchers will compare the effects of exercise intensity, caffeine dose, and sex to see if they affect exercise physiology and training zone quantification.

Enrollment

36 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 45 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • To be considered for inclusion in the study, participants must be regular cyclists, between 18 and 45 years of age, capable of completing a 20 km cycling time trial at a minimum speed of 30 km/h for men and 28 km/h for women (arbitrary inclusion criteria to ensure a sufficient standard of athlete). Female participants must have a regular menstrual cycle and not be taking oral contraceptives.

Exclusion criteria

Trial design

Primary purpose

Basic Science

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Crossover Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

36 participants in 3 patient groups, including a placebo group

Low caffeine dose
Experimental group
Description:
2 mg/kg dose of caffeine (in pill form)
Treatment:
Drug: Low caffeine dose
Moderate caffeine dose
Experimental group
Description:
5 mg/kg dose of caffeine (in pill form)
Treatment:
Drug: Moderate caffeine dose
Placebo
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
5 mg/kg dose of placebo (Maltodextrin in pill form)
Treatment:
Drug: Placebo

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