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SSE #153: Heat Acclimatization to Improve Athletic Performance in Warm-Hot Environments

Heat acclimatization (acclimation) occurs when repeated exercise-induced heat exposures are sufficiently stressful to invoke profuse sweating and elevate whole-body temperature. Biological adaptations to heat acclimation include reduced physiological strain, improved comfort, improved exercise capacity and a reduction in risk of serious heat illness during exposure to heat stress. Practical strategies to induce heat acclimation are discussed.

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SSE #153: Heat Acclimatization to Improve Athletic Performance in Warm-Hot Environments

Course Objectives

  • Describe the mechanisms behind the exposure necessary to induce heat acclimatization.

  • Explain the benefits of allowing an athlete to heat acclimatize prior to an event or competition.

  • Utilize strategies to induce heat acclimation in a variety of athletes and settings.

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Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

01/01/2021

BOC

1

01/01/2021

USA Cycling Association

1

01/01/2021

NSCA

0.1

01/01/2021

CSCCa

1

01/01/2021

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/en/Article/sse-153-heat-acclimatization-to-improve-athletic-performance-in-warm-hot-environments

SSE #152: Hydration & Aerobic Performance: Impact of Environment

When sweat rates are high, ad libitum fluid intake is often not adequate to full replace sweat losses. This can result in cumulative body water deficits (Hypohydration) that can negatively impact aerobic performance, particularly in warm-hot environments. Hypohydration occurs at a body water deficit of >2% body mass loss. Mechanisms behind impaired aerobic performance are discussed.

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SSE #152: Hydration & Aerobic Performance: Impact of Environment

Course Objectives

  • Describe the impact that metabolic intensity and the environment play in hydration and aerobic performance.
  • Discuss Hypohydration and which environmental conditions are likely to have the greatest impact on aerobic performance.
  • Utilize practical data, such as sweat rate, to develop a hydration strategy to support performance during aerobic exercise.

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1

01/01/2021

BOC

1

01/01/2021

USA Cycling Association

1

01/01/2021

NSCA

0.1

01/01/2021

CSCCa

1

01/01/2021

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/en/Article/sse-152-hydration-and-aerobic-performance-impact-of-environment