Heat Stress During American Football

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William M. Adams, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: American football is a team sport involving cycles of short duration, high-intensity bouts of exercise followed by a brief period of recovery. With the competitive season starting in August in the Northern hemisphere, athletes are subjected to potential extreme environmental conditions, which may have detrimental effects on athlete safety and performance. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the physical characteristics of American football followed by the various strategies that can be utilized to maximize performance and enhance safety during exercise in hot environmental conditions.

Additional Information

Périard J, Racinais S eds. Heat Stress in Sport and Exercise: Thermophysiology of Health and Performance. Springer Nature. 2019. 203-218
Language: English
Date: 2019
Hyperthermia, Heat acclimatization, Body cooling, Hydration, Environmental conditions, Activity modification guidelines, Safety, Performance

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