Caffeine is one of the most widely used substances on the planet and this is why it’s so important to understand the effects of it. In this module we’ll be taking a look at how people’s genes can determine varying sensitivities to caffeine, pertaining to metabolism and how the body uses it. This will not only relate to how many cups of coffee you have a day but will also enable you to interpret the reports and make recommendations. Caffeine is also utilised in sports training and exercise and we’ll investigate how different responders react differently to caffeine dosage.
About the instructor
One of only 8 people in the UK ever to be selected for both the summer and winter Olympic games, Craig Pickering is a British Olympic athlete in both the 100m/4x100m relay and in Bobsleigh. As an athlete, Craig is one of only 8 British athletes in history to have been successfully selected for both summer and winter games. With a career spanning every level of sporting success, Craig was forced to retire with a back injury in 2014. Craig is Head of Sports Science at DNAFit, helping inform and deliver the company’s work with everyone from professional sports teams to absolute beginners with an elite ambition. Craig holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath and is currently studying a professional doctorate in elite performance.