Preparing for heat and humidity

Thursday 9th May 14:40 - 15:30

One of the biggest challenges facing athletes during the next Olympics in Tokyo will be the heat and humidity they will compete in, especially for endurance sports. Approaches will differ for each sport and will be personalised to each individual athlete. What preparations, technology and innovative approaches can be implemented to assist physiological adaptation for performance gains in heat and humidity. As well as heat acclimation, what will be the necessary cooling strategies during and post competition?

Chair

Dr Oli Gibson, Lecturer in Physiology at Brunel University, London

Innovative approaches to heat acclimation and cooling strategies

Speaker

Dr Oli Gibson, Lecturer in Physiology at Brunel University, London

Applying the research in practice - performing in heat and humidity

Speaker

Dr Gareth Turner, Physiologist at British Rowing / English Institute of Sport