Sports and environmental temperature: From warming-up to heating-up.

  title={Sports and environmental temperature: From warming-up to heating-up.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Racinais and Scott Cocking and Julien D. P{\'e}riard},
  volume={4 3},
Most professional and recreational athletes perform pre-conditioning exercises, often collectively termed a 'warm-up' to prepare for a competitive task. The main objective of warming-up is to induce both temperature and non-temperature related responses to optimize performance. These responses include increasing muscle temperature, initiating metabolic and circulatory adjustments, and preparing psychologically for the upcoming task. However, warming-up in hot and/or humid ambient conditions… CONTINUE READING
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