Heat stress in sport and exercise

The book is designed to provide a flowing description of the physiology of heat stress, the illnesses associated with heat exposure, recommendations on optimising health and performance, and an examination of Olympic sports played in potentially hot environmental conditions. In the first section the book examines how heat stress effects performance by outlining the basics of thermoregulation and how these responses impact on cardiovascular, central nervous system, and skeletal muscle function. It also outlines the pathophysiology and treatment of exertional heat illness, as well as the role of hydration status during exercise in the heat. Thereafter, countermeasures (e.g. cooling and heat acclimation) are covered and an explanation as to how they may aid in decreasing the incidence of heat illness and minimise the impairment in performance is provided. A novel and particular feature of the book is its inclusion of sport-specific chapters in which the influence of heat stress on performance and health is described, as well as strategies and policies adopted by the governing bodies in trying to offset the deleterious role of thermal strain. Given the breadth and scope of the sections, the book will be a reference guide for clinicians, practitioners, coaches, athletes, researchers, and students. Contents: Human Thermoregulation, Flouris, Andreas D., Seiten 3-27 The Biophysics of Human Heat Exchange, Ravanelli, Nicholas (et al.), Seiten 29-43 Integrative Human Cardiovascular Responses to Hyperthermia, Chiesa, Scott T. (et al.), Seiten 45-65 Neural and Muscular Function in the Heat, Racinais, Sébastien (et al.), Seiten 67-88 Common Misconceptions in Classic and Exertional Heat Stroke,Laitano, Orlando (et al.), Seiten 91-112 Hydration in Sport and Exercise, Burke, Louise M., Seiten 113-137 Heat-Stress Exercise and Cooling, Tyler, Christopher J., Seiten 139-157 Heat Acclimation, Racinais, Sébastien (et al.), Seiten 159-178 The Application of Heat Stress to Team Sports: Football/Soccer, Australian Football and Rugby, Slattery, Katie (et al.), Seiten 181-202 Heat Stress During American Football, Adams, William M. (et al.), Seiten 203-218 Tennis in the Heat, Bergeron, Michael F., Seiten 219-234 Athletics: Track and Field in the Heat, Alonso, Juan-Manuel (et al.), Seiten 235-243 Cycling in the Heat, Périard, Julien D. (et al.), Seiten 245-262 Open-Water Swimming, Bradford, Carl D. (et al.), Seiten 263-281 Triathlon and Ultra-Endurance Events in Tropical Environments, Chabert, Clovis (et al.), Seiten 283-296
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Subjects: temperature load thermoregulation sport physiology fluid adaptation damage muscle physiology American football soccer rugby triathlon open water swimming track and field
Notations: biological and medical sciences
Tagging: Hydration Dehydration Hyperthermie Hitzschlag Cooling
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93515-7
Editors: J. D. Périard, S. Racinais
Published: Springer Nature 2019
Pages: VIII, 296
Document types: book
Language: English
Level: advanced