Tests of human endeavour have assessed exercise performance since the Ancient Greeks who visually inspected their Spartan athletes. Today’s practitioners choose from a sophisticated array of physiological and performance-based tests. Hot environments exacerbate the physiological demands of exercise, often leading to performance impairments and/or a risk of heat-related illness (HRI). Consequently, there is an increasing need for practitioners to conduct heat stress testing and performance assessments, whilst considering the robustness, predictability, context and risk of protocols (Figure 14.2.1). This chapter aims to support evidence-based decision making of practitioners in selecting physiological tests for athletes who will perform in the heat.
|Title of host publication||Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume I – Sport Testing|
|Subtitle of host publication||The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide|
|Editors||Richard Davidson, Paul Smith, James Hopker, Michael Price, Florentina Hettinga, Gary Tew, Lindsay Bottoms|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Routledge. Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Mar 2022|