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The effect of environmental temperature on exercise metabolism

Febbraio, Mark Anthony (1993) The effect of environmental temperature on exercise metabolism. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

The endurance capacity of individuals is diminished during exercise in the heat, such that heat stress leads to an earlier onset of fatigue. Chronic exposure to hot conditions, however, may reverse this process. Exercise in cool conditions can either improve or reduce exercise tolerance depending on the severity of the environmental temperature and/or the intensity of the exercise. Research examining the effect of exercise in different ambient temperatures on muscle metabolism, in particular carbohydrate metabolism, has produced conflicting results. The definitive mechanisms whereby exercise in different environmental conditions affects muscle metabolism have yet to be determined. The studies reported in this dissertation examined muscle metabolism during exercise in different environmental conditions and in different states of heat acclimation. Furthermore, possible mechanisms proposed for such metabolic alterations were investigated.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muscles, Metabolism, heat, exercise
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 0304 Medicinal and Bimolecular Chemistry
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 04:52
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:42
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15375
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