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Increasing ambient temperatures increase the likelihood that you will, at some stage, be exercising in hot conditions. Exercising in the heat places the body under greater strain and this can impair your performance and health. So, when exercising in the heat, what actually happens to the body and can you do anything about it? These talks will tell you!
Why am I slower in the heat?
People undertaking prolonged vigorous exercise in the heat can lose substantial volumes of body water through sweating (dehydration) and are at risk of developing a high core temperature (hyperthermia), both of which can reduce endurance exercise performance. In this session, we will take a regional tour of different organs and tissue beds to show how physiological function is affected and, ultimately, why exercise performance can be reduced when we exercise in hot ambient temperatures.
How can I go faster in the heat?
Fortunately, the issues posed by exercising in the heat (as discussed in the first session) can be overcome. In this session, you will hear about the effects of some of the "heat beating" strategies used by elite athletes and how the extra stress and strain casued by high temperatures can be alleviated.
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