Original Article The acute effect of nicotine intake on anaerobic exercise performance

Ladislav Pyšný, Dominika Petrů, Jana Pyšná, David Cihlář
2015 Journal of Physical Education and Sport ® (JPES)   unpublished
Nicotine is a substance continuously being discussed as a possible performance enhancing drug. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of nicotine on cyclists during the Wingate anaerobic test. Healthy young adults (n=18, 11 men in the age of 22.7±2.9 and 7 women in the age of 23.6±1.6) participated in a crossover study in which they were randomly assigned sublingual tablets containing nicotine (4 mg) or a placebo. According to our results, we found consuming nicotine in this
more » ... icotine in this form and dose does not improve short-term maximum athletic performance.