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Exercise in the Heat

Endurance athletes inevitably face the challenges imposed by training and racing in the heat. It helps to understand how our bodies respond, and how best to prepare for these physiological and psychological changes.

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How to Heat Train

World-leading environmental physiologist Dr. Stephen Cheung shows how to practice heat training in your own home and how to incorporate it into your annual training schedule.

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Exercise in the Heat Pathway

Endurance athletes inevitably face the challenges imposed by training and racing in the heat. How do our bodies respond, and what are ways that we can best prepare? Learn how to beat the heat with advice from Dr. Stephen Cheung, Dr. Stephen Seiler, and a range of experts and coaches.

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Exploring Heat Adaptation Methods

Dr. Stephen Cheung explores how to develop heat adaptation protocols that fit your event, budget, and circumstances.

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The Myth of Cramping

Dehydration? Electrolyte imbalance? Heat? None of these actually causes cramping, according to new theories. Coach Trevor Connor takes a closer look.

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Managing Heat, with Rob Pickels

Coach Trevor Connor and Caley Fretz are joined by Rob Pickels, a physiologist who studies ways to make clothing work better in hot weather. They discuss the mechanisms that cause your performance to drop when your body gets too hot, how to trick these mechanisms, and why you don’t want to.