It gets hot in Tokyo! Athletes must be prepared for extreme heat. The temperatures are highest from June to September. Climate tables show that the average daytime temperatures from the end of July to the end of August are between 26 and 31° C - and that with very high humidity. This is exactly the time when the competitions are held.
The World Championships in Athletics in Qatar have already shown how problematic competitive sport is under extreme climatic conditions. Physical strain increases and limits athletic performance, as the body uses an enormous amount of energy for air conditioning. As a former professional athlete and national coach I know this only too well.
That's why it's important to save energy now with the right cooling strategy in order to use it successfully in training and competition. So that you can reach your medal goals in Tokyo healthy and full of energy.
The world cup in Qatar 2022 cast its shadow ahead but the discussions about heat stress of players will start this summer with the European Championships.
Work or physical exercise in heat is nearly impossible without sweating but this process needs huge amounts of energy. Exhaustion, loss of performance and health problems are the results.
Professional soccer teams still use cooling vests in the warm up phase and in every break as well as cold water immersions (cryotherapy) for recovery. A professional strategy to beat the heat and save energy. In a 2 years test period a european soccer team showed with IR measurement and investigations, that cooling with E.COOLINE vests made a big difference in heat