thermoregulation & exercise

Exercise in the heat V: pre-cooling for performance

Exercise in the heat V: pre-cooling for performance

When is warming-up a bad idea? Not often, but in a particular circumstance when your athletes will exercise in the heat, the opposite strategy might be more appropriate: pre-cooling. Uckert et al. (2007) examined the effect of three pre-race strategies on endurance performance in the heat. Twenty males participated in the study and were asked(…)

Is there an optimum state of hydration for exercise?

Is there an optimum state of hydration for exercise?

In 1996, there was a concerted effort by health and fitness professionals to address the question of hydration for sport. The American College of Sports Medicine (1996) subsequently published a position stand on the issue, advocating athletes’ to drink as much water as possible at regular intervals. In 2007 the ACSM revised their position statement(…)