Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0343-6
Title: Consensus Recommendations on Training and Competing in the Heat
Authors: Racinais S.
Alonso J.-M.
Coutts A.J.
Flouris A.D.
Girard O.
Gonz lez-Alonso J.
Hausswirth C.
Jay O.
Lee J.K.W. 
Mitchell N.
Nassis G.P.
Nybo L.
Pluim B.M.
Roelands B.
Sawka M.N.
Wingo J.
P‚riard J.D.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Citation: Racinais S., Alonso J.-M., Coutts A.J., Flouris A.D., Girard O., Gonz lez-Alonso J., Hausswirth C., Jay O., Lee J.K.W., Mitchell N., Nassis G.P., Nybo L., Pluim B.M., Roelands B., Sawka M.N., Wingo J., P‚riard J.D. (2015). Consensus Recommendations on Training and Competing in the Heat. Sports Medicine 45 (7) : 925 - 938. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0343-6
Abstract: Exercising in the heat induces thermoregulatory and other physiological strain that can lead to impairments in endurance exercise capacity. The purpose of this consensus statement is to provide up-to-date recommendations to optimize performance during sporting activities undertaken in hot ambient conditions. The most important intervention one can adopt to reduce physiological strain and optimize performance is to heat acclimatize. Heat acclimatization should comprise repeated exercise?heat exposures over 1?2ÿweeks. In addition, athletes should initiate competition and training in an euhydrated state and minimize dehydration during exercise. Following the development of commercial cooling systems (e.g., cooling vests), athletes can implement cooling strategies to facilitate heat loss or increase heat storage capacity before training or competing in the heat. Moreover, event organizers should plan for large shaded areas, along with cooling and rehydration facilities, and schedule events in accordance with minimizing the health risks of athletes, especially in mass participation events and during the first hot days of the year. Following the recent examples of the 2008 Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, sport governing bodies should consider allowing additional (or longer) recovery periods between and during events for hydration and body cooling opportunities when competitions are held in the heat. © 2015, The Author(s).
Source Title: Sports Medicine
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/177634
ISSN: 01121642
DOI: 10.1007/s40279-015-0343-6
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