Caffeine in sport

Explore the role of caffeine in sport with Prof Asker Jeukendrup. Discover answers to the most common questions around caffeine's impact on athletic performance, from dosage and timing to potential side effects.

You will learn about:

 What is the optimal dose of caffeine?

 Do we need to abstain from caffeine for better effects? What is the best source of caffeine? Caffeine? Chewing gum?  

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Prof Asker Jeukendrup

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40 mins

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What is the role of caffeine in sport?

Discover the role of one of the most popular sport nutrition supplements in athletic performance. In this lecture, Prof Asker Jeukendrup discusses the most common questions around caffeine in sport. Discover optimal dosage and timing strategies for caffeine, as well as the impact of different caffeine sources, such as coffee and caffeine chewing gum. Gain insights into which sports benefit the most from caffeine supplementation, backed by scientific evidence and real-world application. This lecture will equip you with the latest science on caffeine in sport.
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Professor Asker Jeukendrup

Professor Asker Jeukendrup is one of the world’s leading sports nutritionists and exercise physiologist who spent most of his career as a professor at the University of Birmingham (UK) as Head of The Human Performance Laboratory. Currently he is a (visiting) professor at Loughborough University. He has authored 9 books and over 250 research papers and book chapters. During his career Asker has worked at the forefront of research as well as directly with athletes, including Olympic and World champions, Tour de France cyclists and Champions league football teams. 

After many years of working at Universities, Asker accepted a position as the Global Senior Director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. At present he is the director of his own performance consulting business “Mysportscience”, and worked or works with a number of football clubs (including FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Red Bull Leipzig, Red Bull Saltzburg and PSV Eindhoven). He is head of performance nutrition of the Jumbo Visma pro cycling team and the Red Bull Athlete Performance Center, and Performance Manager of Nutrition for the Dutch Olympic team.
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