In a cold environment, it can be very challenging for many athletes to not only maximize their performance, but also to minimize their risk of injury. Exercise in a Cold Environment: Maximizing Performance and Preventing Injury provides an overview of the physiological responses to cold exposure and discusses the effect of cold on exercise performance. In addition, the DVD discusses the prevention, recognition, and treatment of cold-related injuries. The DVD also addresses the roles of warm-up, flexibility exercises, and clothing in maximizing exercise performance, as well as details the risk factors and underlying medical conditions that affect exercise performance. Furthermore, the DVD looks at developing a risk management plan for maximizing performance and preventing cold injury.
Among the topics covered:
• Why is performance in the cold a concern for athletic trainers?
• Normal physiological responses to cold exposure
• Effects of cold exposure on physical performance
• Defining cold injury
• Risk factors for physical performance effects
• Special considerations