Table 1

Examples of heat-acclimatisation strategies

Preseason/in-season training campEnhance/boost the training stimulus1–2 weeksPreseason or in seasonRegular or additional training (75–90 min/day) to increase body temperature and induce profuse sweatingNatural or artificial heat stress
Target competition preparatory campOptimise future reacclimatisation and evaluate individual responses in the heat2 weeks1 month before competing in the heatRegular or additional training, simulated competition and heat response testEquivalent to or more stressful than target competition
Target competition final campOptimise performance in the heat1–2 weeks—depending on results of preparatory campJust before the competitionPrecompetition trainingSame as competition