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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

Damien Gleadall-Siddall

Rachel Burke

Christopher Towlson

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Dr James Bray
Lecturer in Sport Nutrition & Physiology

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Dr Andrew Garrett
Senior 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.


Nation, F., Birkett, M., Gleadall-Siddall, D., Burke, R., Towlson, C., Bray, J., …Garrett, A. (2015). Effectiveness of short-term heat acclimation on intermittent exercise in thermoneutral and hot environments. Extreme Physiology and Medicine, 4(1), A120.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2015
Online Publication Date Sep 14, 2015
Publication Date Sep 14, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Extreme physiology and medicine
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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