Optimising the use of ice ingestion as a pre-cooling method for endurance performance in hot conditions

Matthew Robert Zimmermann

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    The current thesis indicates that ice ingestion is a beneficial pre-cooling technique for improving endurance cycling performance in hot environments in males. However, the effectiveness of pre-cooling with ice ingestion in females is unclear. Furthermore, the acute, one-off nature of ice ingestion as a pre-cooling method offers a simple alternative to heat acclimation training in improving endurance cycling performance in hot environments. Although the current method of application is effective in males, further research is required to improve the efficiency and practicality of the pre-cooling process, which may allow for broader improvements in exercise performance to be seen.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Wallman, Karen, Supervisor
    • Landers, Grant, Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date3 Oct 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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