Optimising the acquisition and retention of heat acclimation

H.A.M. Daanen, A.G. Jonkman, J.D. Layden, D.M. Linnane, A.S. Weller

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Heat acclimation (HA) often starts in a moderately hot environment to prevent thermal overload and stops immediately prior to athletic activities. The aims of this study were 1) to establish whether acclimation to a moderately hot climate is sufficient to provide full acclimation for extreme heat and 2) to investigate the physiological responses to heat stress during the HA decay period. 15 male subjects exercised for 9 consecutive days at 26°C Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and 3 days at 32°C WBGT on a cycle ergometer for up to 2h per day and repeated the exercise 3, 7 and 18 days later in 26°C WBGT. Rectal temperature (T
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-828
JournalInternational Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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