A heat acclimation protocol for team sports

Sunderland, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-7484-1345, Morris, J.G. and Nevill, M.E., 2008. A heat acclimation protocol for team sports. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42, pp. 327-333. ISSN 0306-3674

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Background: It is well documented that heat acclimation of 6 or more sessions of at least 60 min duration prolongs the time to exhaustion during endurance walking, cycling and running in the heat. However, this type of acclimation is not specific to team sport activity and the effect of acclimation on prolonged high intensity intermittent running has not yet been investigated. Objective: To assess the impact of an intermittent acclimation protocol on distance run during team sport activity. Methods: The impact of 4 short heat acclimation sessions (30 – 45 min of the Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test; LIST) on high-intensity intermittent running capacity (LIST) in the heat (30oC, 27% RH), was examined. Seventeen female welltrained games players were split into 3 groups; an acclimation group (30oC, 24% RH), a moderate training group (18oC, 41% RH), and a control group who did not complete any training between the main trials (pre- and post-acclimation).

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Heat acclimation and team sports [running title]
Publication Title: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Creators: Sunderland, C., Morris, J.G. and Nevill, M.E.
Publisher: Elsevier (not including Cell Press)
Date: 2008
Volume: 42
ISSN: 0306-3674
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:19
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8092

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