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Effectiveness of short-term heat acclimation on intermittent exercise in thermoneutral and hot environments

Nation, Fiona; Birkett, Matt; Gleadall-Siddall, Damien; Burke, Rachel; Towlson, Christopher; Bray, James; Abt, Grant; Garrett, Andrew


Fiona Nation

Matt Birkett

Rachel Burke

Christopher Towlson

Dr James Bray
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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Dr Grant Abt
Reader in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Head of Department for Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Dr Andrew Garrett
Lecturer in Exercise and Environmental Physiology


It is well-established that repetition of heat stress exposure has been shown to facilitate adaptations to the heat but these protocols have tended to be of a fixed work intensity, continuous exercise, long-term in duration (>7 days) and use hydration. Secondly, there is limited information on the potential use of heat acclimation as a training method for human performance in thermoneutral conditions. Therefore, the aims of this study were to investigate the effectiveness of short-term heat acclimation (STHA) for 5 days, using the controlled hyperthermia technique with dehydration, on intermittent exercise in thermoneutral and hot environments.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 14, 2015
Journal Extreme physiology and medicine
Print ISSN 2046-7648
Electronic ISSN 2046-7648
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 1
Pages A120
Keywords Meeting abstract
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Additional Information This is a copy of an open access article published in Extreme physiology and medicine, 2015, v.4 supplement 1.


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