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Limited effects of short-term heat acclimation during a rugby league training week

  title={Limited effects of short-term heat acclimation during a rugby league training week},
  author={Jamie Mackay and Stephen David Patterson and Mark Waldron and Owen Jeffries},
We investigated the effects of five consecutive days of short-term heat acclimation (STHA), with a 48-h recovery, on simulated rugby league performance, peak oxygen uptake (V O2peak), physiological and perceptual responses in a temperate environment. [] Key Method Twelve male rugby league players took part in a matched-pairs design, cycling 60-min/day, for five days at 40% V O2peak, in a control (19 ± 1 °C; 50 ± 3 % RH; n = 6) or STHA group (33 ± 0.5 °C; 70 ± 4 % RH; n = 6).
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