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?