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Hot And Steamy Conditions Help Athletes

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Canberra researchers are looking into whether training in a hot, humid room can help Australia's top athletes improve their performance.

As part of the project, players from Ainslie Football Club have taken part in regular training sessions in a room heated to about 35 degrees Celsius and 50 per cent humidity.

University of Canberra assistant professor of sport and exercise science Naroa Etxebarria and PhD candidate Rachel Gale have studied how the players' bodies adapted to the conditions.

Dr Etxebarria says the hot training seems to help athletes, which could be a method used in preparation for the upcoming Olympics.

 
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