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  • David Egan
    Hi all, Can anyone point me in the direction of research institutes that specialise in sport and physical activity at high temperature? Apart from the US Army
    Message 1 of 6 , May 18, 2012
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      Hi all,

      Can anyone point me in the direction of research institutes that specialise in sport and physical activity at high temperature? Apart from the US Army Institute for Environmental Medicine, do such institutes exist?

      In addition, if you were building a world-class research centre for elite sports performance and the promotion of physical activity in hot climates, which researchers would you include? Such a team might involve individuals from a range of disciplines including physiology, biomechanics, psychology, sociology and materials technology. This question is hypothetical, for the moment!

      I've been asked to contribute to a global-warming related project, and would be grateful for any assistance or advice. I'd be happy to summarise results here. 

      Thanks in advance,

      David

      David Egan
      Limerick
      Ireland
    • Gary & Asta
      Try the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia. They did a lot of work a few years back and produced ice-vests for their athletes, used
      Message 2 of 6 , May 20, 2012
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        Try the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia. They did a lot of work a few years back and produced ice-vests for their athletes, used particularly as pre-race conditioning for 50km race walkers.
         
        Cheers
        Gary Little
        New Zealand
         
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      • Gale
        David ~ You might try Lawrence Armstrong at the University of Connecticut. http://ekin.education.uconn.edu/faculty-staff/lawrence.armstrong He is author of
        Message 3 of 6 , May 21, 2012
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          David ~

          You might try Lawrence Armstrong at the University of Connecticut. http://ekin.education.uconn.edu/faculty-staff/lawrence.armstrong

          He is author of "Performing in Extreme Environments" http://www.amazon.com/Performing-Extreme-Environments-Lawrence-Armstrong/dp/0880118377

          Cheers ~

          Gale Bernhardt




          --- In sportscience@yahoogroups.com, David Egan <davidegan68@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hi all,
          >
          > Can anyone point me in the direction of research institutes that specialise
          > in sport and physical activity at high temperature? Apart from the US Army
          > Institute for Environmental Medicine, do such institutes exist?
          >
          > In addition, if you were building a world-class research centre for elite
          > sports performance and the promotion of physical activity in hot climates,
          > which researchers would you include? Such a team might involve
          > individuals from a range of disciplines including physiology, biomechanics,
          > psychology, sociology and materials technology. This question is
          > hypothetical, for the moment!
          >
          > I've been asked to contribute to a global-warming related project, and
          > would be grateful for any assistance or advice. I'd be happy to summarise
          > results here.
          >
          > Thanks in advance,
          >
          > David
          >
          > David Egan
          > Limerick
          > Ireland
          >
        • Sharon Coleman Staier
          Working with Dr Armstrong is Dr Doug Casa at the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut. He is another highly regarded expert on this
          Message 4 of 6 , May 22, 2012
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            Working with Dr Armstrong is Dr Doug Casa at the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut. He is another highly regarded expert on this subject.

            All the best,

            Sharon Coleman Staier, MS, RD, CSSD
            Registered Dietitian
            Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
            Northern Virginia, USA
            Nutrition@...
          • Iain Ansell HPSNZ
            Dr Jim Cotter at Otago University jim.cotter@otago.ac.nz would be a good contact. Very strong background in thermal regulation,
            Message 5 of 6 , May 22, 2012
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              Dr Jim Cotter at Otago University jim.cotter@... would be a good contact.

               

              Very strong background in thermal regulation, cooling, pre-cooling etc, including with Australian Defense Force, and extensive work with athletes and in particular motorsport athletes under driving simulation in the heat chamber.

               

               

              Iain Ansell| Director-Centre of Excellence

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            • Meg Ross
              Hi David, In response to your post, I thought I would contact you on behalf of Physiology at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS,
              Message 6 of 6 , May 22, 2012
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                Hi David,

                 

                In response to your post, I thought I would contact you on behalf of Physiology at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS, http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/sssm/physiology ). Our team have been preparing elite Australian athletes for major competition (Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, etc) with a focus on performance in hot and humid conditions, from many years. The strategies that we have implemented to attenuate the acute effects of heat stress have involved heat acclimation and precooling, to optimise spots performance - predominantly on endurance performance (Rowing, Cycling, Race walking etc.). While preparing athletes and their performance at competition has been our major outcome, we have also been able to fine tune our acclimation and precooling protocols, facilities and generate research publications. Our work has lead to the development of the Neptune Ice vest (Neptune wetsuits, Australia – no longer commercially available), the RMIT/AIS phase-change cooling jacket (not commercially available) and the more recent strategy of combining ice-slurry ingestion while iced towels are applied to the skin for 30 min. Our team and hence our research themes have evolved over many years, and we are lucky in that our major contributors are all still involved in some capacity. From a Sports Nutrition perspective (see http://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/nutrition ), our colleagues are also highly active in research and producing consensus guidelines specific to sports Nutrition in this area. We also have a few publications to look out for in the near future including an updated version of the test methods manual (http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2264689 ), which will include a specific chapter on preparing athletes for competition in thermally stressful environments.

                 

                I am happy to point you in the right direction for any reading in the area or to answer any specific question you may have.

                 

                Thank you Gary Little for acknowledging our contribution.

                 

                Kind regards,

                 

                Megan Ross

                PhD Candidate - Edith Cowan University

                Physiology

                Australian Institute of Sport

                Australian Sports Commission

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