Caffeine Decreases Neuromuscular Fatigue in the Lumbar Muscles: A Randomized Blind Study

SUMMARY Background. The purpose was to evaluate a possible ergogenic effect on postural muscles, still unknown through Biering-Sørensen’s lumbar extension test. Methods. A double-blind, controlled placebo, crossover study. 51 healthy, physically inactive male subjects (18-25 years) with average body mass (BMI 18.5-24.9 kg/m2) were recruited. The subjects received oral caffeine (6 mg/kg) and saline (0.3%) … Continued

Low Back Pain and Associated Factors among Italian Equestrian Athletes: a Cross-Sectional Study

SUMMARY Background. Low back pain (LBP) is a widespread condition in sport; it can lead to high treatment costs, dropping out of training and competition, decreased quality of life, and limitations to performance. Moreover, a large number of sport athletes suffer from chronic low back pain (CLBP). Among equestrian athletes low back pain is accepted as a symptom … Continued