Metabolic demands during endurance competition contributes to heat production and a rise in core and skin temperature. Coupled with warm to hot environmental conditions, increasing heat load plays a significant part in performance impairment - not to mention the relentlessly uncomfortable sensations that go with the territory.
In the April 2018 edition of the Australian Triathlete Magazine, Dr Simon Sostaric discusses heat demands that typically affect triathletes in competition. Including physiological responses to heat; cooling strategies and practical perspectives to consider.
Highly sophisticated thermoregulatory evaluation is available at Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic.
Read the editorial here (5-6min) or download the PDF.