High skin temperature and hypohydration impair aerobic performance.

  title={High skin temperature and hypohydration impair aerobic performance.},
  author={Michael N. Sawka and Samuel N Cheuvront and Robert Kenefick},
  journal={Experimental physiology},
  volume={97 3},
This paper reviews the roles of hot skin (>35°C) and body water deficits (>2% body mass; hypohydration) in impairing submaximal aerobic performance. Hot skin is associated with high skin blood flow requirements and hypohydration is associated with reduced cardiac filling, both of which act to reduce aerobic reserve. In euhydrated subjects, hot skin alone (with a modest core temperature elevation) impairs submaximal aerobic performance. Conversely, aerobic performance is sustained with core… CONTINUE READING
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