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Title: Investigating the lower ambient temperature threshold for pre-cooling to be beneficial for athletic performance
Authors: Broekhuijzen, Iris
Hodder, S.G.
Hupperets, Maarten
Havenith, George
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: International Society for Environmental Ergonomics (© the authors)
Citation: BROEKHUIJZEN, I. ... et al, 2015. Investigating the lower ambient temperature threshold for pre-cooling to be beneficial for athletic performance. Extreme Physiology & Medicine, 4(Suppl 1):A2 http://www.extremephysiolmed.com/content/4/S1/A2
Abstract: Introduction: When exercising in the heat, performance is deteriorated. It has been shown that pre-cooling can counteract this deterioration in the heat [1], but it is unclear what the effects of pre-cooling on performance are in temperate environments. Thus, the current study was performed to see if there is any difference in performance with pre-cooling at 24 °C and 27 °C, and thus if there is a threshold in environmental temperature above which pre-cooling becomes beneficial to performance. We hypothesised pre-cooling to enhance performance at both environmental temperatures.
Description: This is a meeting abstract from: 15th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics (ICEE XV) Portsmouth, UK. 28 June - 3 July 2015. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/ publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1186/2046-7648-4-S1-A2
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18594
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2046-7648-4-S1-A2
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