Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Effect of caffeinated drink on endurance performance of the athlete
Author(s): Bhawna Mehra, Dr. Gaurav Pant
Abstract: The main purpose of the study was to find the effect of caffeinated drink on endurance performance of the athlete. For the data collection researcher selected the subjects of Bharati Vidyapeeth College of physical education. The researcher considered following procedures for the research on a sample of 14 athletes with the age of 18 to 25 years. The selection of sample is purely on the random sampling method. The researcher experimented on the collegiate level athletes of B.V.D.U C.O.P.E, and explained the test to the group. Only one group was examined. After the researcher took the pretest of the group, one day full recovery period was given to the group. Next day the subjects were given caffeinated drink (instant coffee) 3-5mg per kg body weight and after 30 minutes of the drink taken, the group was taken for the test. The test taken was 12 minute run/walk test for the cardiovascular endurance. Once the stretching and warm up was done the group undergone posttest and hence data was collected. The result was formulated using independent T-test. The result revealed that statistically there was no significant difference in the variable (Table‘t’ value > calculated‘t’ value). It was seen that the short term effect of caffeinated drink (instant coffee) does not improve the performance.