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Usefulness in Developing an Optimal Training Program and Distinguishing between Performance Levels of the Athlete’s Body by Using of Thermal Imaging

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Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Silesia, Bankowa 12, St., 40-007 Katowice, Poland
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Department of Internal Medicine, Angiology and Physical Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Batorego 15 St., 41-902 Bytom, Poland
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Chair of Physiotherapy, Department of Physical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Medyków Street 12, 40-752 Katowice, Poland
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Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Oral Surgery, Medical University of Silesia, Pl. Akademicki 17, 41-902 Bytom, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(16), 5698; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165698
Received: 30 June 2020 / Revised: 26 July 2020 / Accepted: 1 August 2020 / Published: 6 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thermal Imaging in Body and Skin Temperature Changes Evaluation)
The goal of the training is to enable the body to perform prolonged physical effort without reducing its effectiveness while maintaining the body’s homeostasis. Homeostasis is the ability of the system to maintain, in dynamic balance, the stability of the internal environment. Equally as important as monitoring the body’s thermoregulation phenomena during exercise seems to be the evaluation of these mechanisms after physical effort, when the athlete’s body returns to physiological homeostasis. Restoring homeostasis is an important factor in body regeneration and has a significant impact on preventing overtraining. In this work we present a training protocol using a rowing ergometer, which was planned to be carried out in a short time and which involves working the majority of the athlete’s muscles, allowing a full assessment of the body’s thermal parameters after stopping exercise and during the body’s return to thermal equilibrium and homeostasis. The significant differences between normalized mean body surface temperature obtained for the cyclist before the training period and strength group as well as before and 10 min after training were obtained. Such observation seems to bring indirectly some information about the sportsperson’s efficiency due to differences in body temperature in the first 10 min of training when sweat does not play a main role in surface temperature. Nearly 1 °C drop of mean body temperature has been measured due to the period of training. It is concluded that thermovision not only allows you to monitor changes in body temperature due to sports activity, but also allows you to determine which of the athletes has a high level of body efficiency. The average maximum body temperature of such an athlete is higher (32.5 °C) than that of an athlete who has not trained regularly (30.9 °C) and whose body probably requires further training. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermal imaging; thermoregulation; sport; sports medicine thermal imaging; thermoregulation; sport; sports medicine
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Kasprzyk-Kucewicz, T.; Szurko, A.; Stanek, A.; Sieroń, K.; Morawiec, T.; Cholewka, A. Usefulness in Developing an Optimal Training Program and Distinguishing between Performance Levels of the Athlete’s Body by Using of Thermal Imaging. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5698. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165698

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Kasprzyk-Kucewicz T, Szurko A, Stanek A, Sieroń K, Morawiec T, Cholewka A. Usefulness in Developing an Optimal Training Program and Distinguishing between Performance Levels of the Athlete’s Body by Using of Thermal Imaging. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(16):5698. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165698

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Kasprzyk-Kucewicz, Teresa, Agnieszka Szurko, Agata Stanek, Karolina Sieroń, Tadeusz Morawiec, and Armand Cholewka. 2020. "Usefulness in Developing an Optimal Training Program and Distinguishing between Performance Levels of the Athlete’s Body by Using of Thermal Imaging" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 16: 5698. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165698

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