An Assessment of the Potential Value of Heat Acclimatization Spaces Aboard the LHAS. Phase III.
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One group of troops performed calisthenics and running in place for one hour in heat chamber maintained at 36.7C dry bulb and 31.1C wet bulb. Another group performed the same exercises outdoors in a cool ambient temperature. The training program lasted one hour a day for two weeks. Standard work assessment tests were conducted before and after training. The acclimatization procedure was found to produce significant reductions in resting and post-work rectal temperature and in post-work heart rate. Increased sweat production was also observed. Significant similar changes were not observed in the control group. Author
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