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Combined active and passive heat exposure induced heat acclimation in a soccer referee before 2014 FIFA World Cup

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, May 2016
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Title
Combined active and passive heat exposure induced heat acclimation in a soccer referee before 2014 FIFA World Cup
Published in
SpringerPlus, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-2298-y
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Authors

A. D. Ruddock, S. W. Thompson, S. A. Hudson, C. A. James, O. R. Gibson, J. A. Mee

Abstract

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was held in Brazil, where the climatic conditions presented a significant thermoregulatory and perceptual challenge to those unfamiliar with the heat and humidity. This case report documents the adaptation induced by a novel mixed methods (isothermic and passive) heat acclimation (HA) regime for a northern European professional soccer match official prior to the tournament. The intervention involved 13 HA sessions over an 18 day period comprising five isothermic HA sessions whereby intermittent running was used to target and maintain tympanic temperature (Tytemp) at 38 °C for 90 min, and seven passive HA sessions of 48 °C water bathing for 30 min. The athlete performed a heat stress test (HST) (35 min running at four incremental intensities in 30 °C) and a repeated high-intensity running test (as many 30 s self-paced efforts as possible, to a maximum of 20, with 30 s passive recovery) before and after the intervention. The mixed methods HA regime increased plasma volume (+7.1 %), and sweat loss (+0.9 L h(-1)), reduced exercising Tytemp (-0.6 °C), and mean body temperature (-0.5 °C). High-intensity running performance improved after HA (+29 %), as did the perception of thermal comfort during exercise (-0.3 units). This data evidences the effectiveness of a practical, mixed methods HA strategy, remotely implemented around training and competition, at inducing the heat acclimation phenotype in a high-level soccer match official.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 106 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 17%
Student > Bachelor 15 14%
Researcher 13 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 24 22%
Unknown 17 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 57 52%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Unspecified 3 3%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 21 19%

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