Long-term (≥ 10 day) heat acclimation (HA) has been shown to be ergogenic under cool ambient conditions . Potential mechanisms underpinning the ergogenic effects of long-term HA include increased maximal oxygen uptake, possibly mediated by plasma volume (PV) expansion and an increased maximal cardiac output , as well as reduced physiological strain through improved thermoregulation . Recently, short-term (5 day) HA with restricted fluid intake (STHADe) has been shown to augment PV expansion and accelerate HA relative to euhydrated HA ; performance improvements in the heat have been documented in highly-trained men following this regime . This study examined the ergogenic effect of STHADe on exercise in a temperate environment.
|Journal||Extreme Physiology & Medicine|
|Issue number||Suppl 1|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Sept 2015|
|Event||15th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics - Portsmouth, United Kingdom|
Duration: 28 Jun 2015 → 3 Jul 2015