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Changes in Sweat Mineral Concentrations After Heat Acclimatization

Riewald, Scott PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31818ebca3
COLUMNS: Research Digest
Abstract

IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT ATHLETES ACCLIMATE TO HOT AND HUMID ENVIRONMENTS, ADJUSTING THEIR SWEAT RATE TO BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE AT COOLING THE BODY. AT THE SAME TIME, THE BODY ALSO ADJUSTS SWEAT MINERAL CONCENTRATIONS, WHICH HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE.

Author Information

Performance Technologist/Biomechanist, USOC Performance Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Scott Riewald is the Performance Technologist and Biomechanist for the US Olympic Committee's Endurance Sportfolio.

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