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ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181bcd865
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CAFFEINE AND EXERCISE PERFORMANCE: What's All the Buzz About?

Kruskall, Laura J. Ph.D., R.D., CSSD, FACSM; Miracle, Amy M.A., M.S., R.D., CSSD

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Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • Fitness professionals will likely have clients who wish to use caffeine as an ergogenic aid or to enhance metabolism. This article should help the fitness professional understand caffeine's mechanism of action, the doses and timing of caffeine that may lead to a performance benefit, and the effects of caffeine on energy expenditure and, thus, its role as a metabolism booster in weight management.

© 2009 American College of Sports Medicine

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