Special Issue "Environmental Physiology in Para Sports"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2020).
Interests: environmental and exercise physiology including simulated and actual altitude training response and adaptations; muscle biology of exercise specifically gene and protein responses to exercise training; ergogenic aids and exercise performance
Paralympic athletes demonstrate excellence in sport in combination with unique physical and physiological characteristics. The reliability and validity of the classification system for Paralympic athletes has been recently investigated and depending on class, athletes train in different sports under very specific circumstances and have unique considerations for the coach and support staff. The neurological impairments of athletes are well known and influence a variety of exercise induced physiological responses. Athletes with disability competing at the highest level are required to train and compete under similar environmental conditions but with different physical, physiological and ergonomic considerations. The use of environmental interventions for the preparation of able body athletes such as heat, cold and hypoxia for optimal adaptation and ideal competition performance has been heavily researched. The application of these findings and the extension of this research for Paralympic athletes are numerous.
This Special Issue aims to present the most contemporary research and review papers on environmental exercise physiology and adaptation in Paralympic athletes. Original research, case studies and short review papers are invited by researchers examining aspects of environmental intervention, ergonomic aids related to exercise under extreme environmental conditions and performance enhancement strategies in Paralympic athletes.
Dr. David Bentley
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- paralympic athletes
- heat balance