Athlete and practitioner prevalence, practices, and perceptions of passive heating in sport

Campbell Menzies*, Neil D. Clarke, Christopher J.A. Pugh, Charles J. Steward, C. Douglas Thake, Tom Cullen

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    Abstract

    Recent research into passive heating has shown that it can enhance performance when used as; a stimulus for heat acclimation, part of regular training, or during a warm-up. However, this research is contradictory to established practices such as ice baths in the case of recovery. The current usage and understanding of passive heating within sport is unknown. This study aimed to establish the current prevalence, practices and perceptions of passive heating from athletes and sport science practitioners within sport using an online survey. Of the 343 respondents, 62% of athletes and 69% of practitioners reported using passive heating within their sport, with a greater prevalence amongst combat sport athletes or athletes competing at a higher standard (p 
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)329-338
    Number of pages10
    JournalSport Sciences for Health
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 1 Mar 2023

    Keywords

    • Heat
    • Hot water immersion
    • Sauna
    • Recovery
    • Acclimation
    • Survey

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