The Impact of Energy Drinks on Anaerobic Performance

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Alfred Simpson


Arts and Sciences


Exercise Science/ Kinesiology

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-10-2017


Energy drinks sales have been on the rise, and claim to peak mental and physical performance. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of an energy drink on anaerobic performance as measured by the Cunningham and Faulkner test. Nine subjects from the University's kinesiology courses participated in a blind within-subject repeated measures assessment. The experiment had a control group (n=9, M= 6, F=3) and an experimental group (n=9, M=6, F=3). All subjects were instructed to consume either a placebo drink or an experimental drink and sit for one hour before performing assessment. Standard deviation, mean, and percent differences will be calculated for anaerobic performance time, blood lactate levels, and heart rate. Analysis is ongoing.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Ella Soltis is an exercise science major with human biology and psychology minors. Her future goals include pursuing a career in occupational therapy for special needs individuals.

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