Accession Number:

ADA275176

Title:

Effects of Endurance Training on Heat-Exercise Tolerance in Men Wearing NBC Protective Clothing

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Protective clothing imposes significant physiological and psychological stresses on the human body and may limit work tolerance, especially in hot environments. The additional strains imposed by protective clothing arise mainly because it is difficult for sweat to evaporate through relatively impermeable fabrics. Endurance training is a commonly adopted tactic to improve tolerance times when individuals must work in the heat. Potential benefits include improved physical fitness, increased sweating, and expanded plasma volume. However, it is unclear whether such responses develop andor are helpful when wearing protective garments with limited vapor permeability. The purpose of this study was therefore to examine the influence. The purpose of this study was therefore to examine the influence of endurance training on exercise tolerance in a hot environment when subjects were wearing either normal light combat clothing or clothing offering protection against nuclear, biological andor chemical NBC agents.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE