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Caffeine, creatine and amino acids improve anaerobic running performance

In a crossover study, 10 college-aged men and women consumed a pre-exercise supplement containing caffeine, creatine and amino acids or a placebo before running to exhaustion on a treadmill. The group that received the supplement elicited a 10.8% higher anaerobic running capacity compared with the placebo-group.

The study suggests that the pre-exercise ingestion of caffeine, creatine and amino acids may be an effective strategy for extending the time to exhaustion for sprint-type running, and may be valuable for other anaerobic activities like weight lifting as other studies have shown.

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