ISES Research Seminar – A comparison of different precooling interventions on self-paced intermittent exercise in the heat

Staff and students are invited to attend an Institute of Sport & Exercise Science Research Seminar being held on 4 May:

A comparison of different precooling interventions on self-paced intermittent exercise in the heat

Friday 4 May from 13:45-14:45 in EE 1057, St John’s Campus
Gavin Thomas
Teaching Fellow in Sport & Exercise Science

Exposure to high ambient temperatures and humidity during sporting events pose additional physiological stress on the human body. This load increases the risk of heat-related illness and is known to drastically impair endurance performance, due to the bodies reduced capacity to dissipate heat. In an attempt to attenuate thermal strain and prevent the associated decrements in self-paced intermittent exercise performance, a number of different precooling strategies have been investigated. For example, ingestion of ice slurry and wearing cooling garments prior to exercise. This presentation will discuss the results from two studies, which sought to examine the effectiveness of different precooling strategies prior to self-paced intermittent exercise in the heat.

 

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