Want to get more out of your workouts?
Caffeine Gum may be the answer.
According to this study, chewing caffeinated gum during an interval sprint workout (4 sets of 5 sprints x 30 seconds per sprint) resulted in….
- a 5.4% improvement in performance (mean power output),
- increased testosterone production,
- reduced cortisol production
- and reduced levels of fatigue
Over the past few months, I have been cutting back on my consumption of coffee/caffeine as I found that my desire for coffee was morphing from a want into a need…..and I have no intention of becoming any more addicted to Starbucks than I already am.
However, for days when I want to perform at my best, chewing on some caffeinated gum seems to be a pretty harmless way to boost performance by 5%.
And 5% is more than enough to separate 1st place from 2nd place.