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Sport and Physical Activity in the Heat

Maximizing Performance and Safety

Editors: Casa, Douglas J. (Ed.)

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  • A unique book describing all aspects and management of heat-related conditions for the athlete and active individual
  • Discusses physiology, key concepts, participant populations, monitoring, and medical and legal issues
  • An excellent resource for the sports medicine specialist and primary care physician
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70217-9
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Hardcover $219.99
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About this book

This unique book is the first of its kind to specifically explore the science, medicine, challenges and successful experiences of assisting those who must perform and thrive in hot conditions, with an eye toward maximizing both performance and safety. Beginning with both human and comparative physiology as it relates to coping with the heat, key concepts are subsequently elaborated, including heat acclimatization, work-to-rest ratios, hydration, sleep, the effects of altitude, and the use of drugs and supplements. The sections that follow discuss heat-related considerations in individual and team sports and other populations, monitoring techniques, and medical and legal issues.

Athletes, warfighters and laborers are often forced to perform intense physical activity in the heat as a part of their jobs or lifestyle. The process of properly preparing for this challenge is multifaceted and often not fully understood or utilized. Sport and Physical Activity in the Heat is an excellent resource for team physicians, high-level coaches, serious athletes, athletic trainers, exercise scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, industrial hygienists, military commanders, or anyone involved in the process of maximizing performance and safety during exercise in the heat for the athlete, warfighter, or laborer.

About the authors

Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FNAK, FACSM, FNATA

Chief Executive Officer, Korey Stringer Institute

Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Director, Athletic Training Education

Research Associate, Human Performance Laboratory

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT, USA

Reviews

“This detailed book outlines the unique aspects of engaging in sports and physical activity in the heat. … This may be useful for providers treating athletes who normally compete in the heat. However, it is, perhaps, too detailed for typical providers, but would be an excellent resource for experts in this area.” (Jordan W Edwards, Doody's Book Reviews, April 19, 2019)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70217-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70216-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09938-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sport and Physical Activity in the Heat
Book Subtitle
Maximizing Performance and Safety
Editors
  • Douglas J. Casa
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70217-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70217-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70216-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09938-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 376
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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