Date of Award

Summer 8-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

First Advisor

Mark Sloniger, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Madeline Bayles, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Kristi L. Storti, Ph.D., MPH

Fourth Advisor

Hayden Gerhart, Ph.D.


The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of acute caffeine ingestion on muscular endurance and perception of pain and effort in resistance trained (RT) women. Eleven (RT) women participated in this double-blind, repeated measures study. A pre-assessment and two exercise sessions occurred. Exercise sessions entailed the same protocol, ingesting either caffeine or placebo. Participants completed three sets of repetitions (reps) to failure on leg extension (LE) and chest press (CP). Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and pain perception (PP) were taken after each set. Two-way analysis of variance repeated measures revealed caffeine had no impact on reps on LE (p=0.530) and CP (p=0.922). No effect of caffeine on RPE was found on LE (p=0.499). There was a significance found in RPE on CP (p=0.035). No significance was found between caffeine and PP on LE (0.094) and CP (p=0.518).

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