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What is heat tolerance testing?

Michael Bergeron, PhD
Sports Medicine
Heat tolerance testing evaluates an athlete’s current tolerance to exercising in the heat. Athletes should consider having this test performed if they have had a heat-related illness, especially exertional heat stroke, or a long period of no exposure to the heat. This test can also be used to evaluate an athlete’s thermal and cardiovascular responses while wearing a particular clothing or uniform configuration during physical activity.

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