The influence of changes in pre-exercise body temperature on the metabolic and thermoregulatory responses to different modes of prolonged exercise in ambient temperatures of 20Â°C
The rise in body temperature following the completion of preliminary "warm-up"
protocols, may have detrimental effects on the performance of endurance based events
under environmental temperatures of 18-24°C. The aim of this thesis was to determine
the influence of pre-warming on different modes of prolonged exercise under ambient
temperatures of 20°C. Two pre-warming protocols were devised which would promote
the desired elevation in body temperature prior to exercise. These protocols were then
subsequently used to determine the influence of pre-exercise elevations in body
temperature on the metabolic and thermoregulatory responses to prolonged submaximal,
intermittent and soccer-specific intermittent exercise performance under
ambient temperatures of 20°C.