School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science: Fitness Specialist
Caffeine Supplementation, Figure Skating, Jump Height
Jordan, Hailey, "The Effect of Caffeine Supplementation on Figure Skating Jump Height" (2023). Senior Honors Theses. 1289.
The consumption of caffeine has many physiological effects beneficial to athletic performance and has great potential as an ergogenic aid. Significant studies support the idea that caffeine supplementation enhances muscular endurance, muscular strength, and muscle power output, all important components to a technically advanced figure skating jump. A single-blind within-subjects study in which participants from the Liberty University Figure Skating Team tested their off-ice loop jump height over two trials (caffeine and placebo), investigated the relationship between caffeine and figure skating jump height. The results of the study suggest that caffeine supplementation increases off-ice loop jump height.