Does muscle function and metabolism affect exercise performance in the heat?

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It has been suggested that exercise performance in the heat is limited by the degree of hyperthermia, which, in some circumstances, compromises cardiovascular function and/or the central nervous system. However, this review presents evidence that a temperature-induced dysfunction to skeletal muscle contraction may contribute to a reduction in performance during exercise in the heat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellular stress
  • Glycogen
  • Heat shock proteins
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction

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