Print Email Facebook Twitter Aandachtspunten voor een optimale voorbereiding : Inspanning in de warmte (Exercise in a hot environment: Points of special interest for an optimal preparation) Title Aandachtspunten voor een optimale voorbereiding : Inspanning in de warmte (Exercise in a hot environment: Points of special interest for an optimal preparation) Author Rietjens, G.J.W.M. van Arensbergen, W. Daanen, H.A.M. Publication year 2004 Abstract An elevated core temperature is one of the underlying factors responsible for a decrease of performance during exercise in a hot environment. Therefore, strategies that minimise the rise in core temperature during exercise in the heat are likely to be effective in enhancing exercise performance. There are several strategies to minimise this negative effect. Ensuring adequate hydration prior to and during exercise has been shown to enhance performance in heat. Furthermore, heat acclimatisation will reduce the rise in body temperature and improve tolerance to heat stress. There are several ways of acclimatising for competition in the heat. One is to live and to train in a climate similar to that expected at the competition venue. Another approach is to live at home and to acclimate by training in an artificial climate. 80% of the acclimatisation generally occurs after 4 to 6 days. However, a complete acclimatisation of the body may take more than two weeks. Monitoring of individual responses to heat stress and of the rate and extent of acclimatisation is an essential part of preparation for competition in the heat. Regular monitoring of body mass, morning heart rate and core temperature can provide useful information on the athlete's acclimatisation status. Subject body masscore temperatureenvironmental temperatureexercisefluid intakeheart rateheat acclimatizationheat stressheat tolerancehigh temperaturehydrationmonitoringperformancesportthermal exposuretrainingtropic climate To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:223980f4-2962-4de7-8067-2f08dfb2cb17 TNO identifier 280214 ISSN 0016-6448 Source Geneeskunde en Sport, 37 (5), 138-144 Bibliographical note NB dit is de gewijzigde versie van nr 4 pag 98 ev Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.