Many athletes take caffeine before workouts to increase energy levels and strength. A study from Cal State University found that high doses of caffeine (approximately 400mg) increased strength during maximal knee extension-flexion. A lower dose of caffeine had no effect on strength-endurance. High doses of caffeine where able to increase high-intensity strength-endurance by about 6 to 8 percent.
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