Hyperoxia enhances self-paced exercise performance to a greater extent in cool than hot conditions

The purpose of the study was to determine whether supplementation with a hyperoxic gas mixture during the final 25% of a 40 min cycling time trial in hot conditions would compensate for the impairment in self-paced exercise performance observed during heat stress. Hyperoxia enhances self-paced exercise performance in both HOT and COOL conditions The extent of the improvement is greater in cooler conditions An increase in thermal and cardiovascular strain during prolonged self-paced exercise in the heat might attenuate the effect of hyperoxia as reflected by the lower increase in SpO2 noted during heat stress   Full reference and abstract: Periard, J.

Littlehales set for Paracanoe World Championships

One year out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Australia’s best paracanoe paddlers will be lining up together with Australia’s Olympic canoe sprint hopefuls at the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Szeged, Hungary this week. Rio Paralympian Dylan Littlehales (NSWIS) will be aiming to secure a podium spot as well as Paralympic quota spots at the world championships which also double up as a Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic qualification event The NSW Institute of Sport athlete has also seen a steep rise in his performance curve over the last couple of years with the 19-year old winning world cup bronze in the men’s KL3 200 last year and finishing fifth at the 2018 World Championships.

Bronze results for Para Triathletes in Tokyo

The Australian Para Triathlon team delivered at the Tokyo Paratriathlon World Cup, with NSW Institute of Sport athletes securing two bronze medals at the event. Lauren Parker (NSWIS) pushed herself to the limit for a bronze medal behind fellow Australian Emily Tapp who took silver after Japan’s Wakako Tsuchida secured gold in front of a home crowd.

Diamond League win for Brandon Starc

Brandon Starc is well on the way to being back to his best as he cleared 2.30m and won the men’s high jump at the Birmingham Diamond League. The Birmingham Diamond League (Muller Grand Prix Birmingham) is the second last Diamond League event of the 14 event season, before the Diamond League finals in Zurich (29 Aug) and Brussels (6 Sep).

Silver for Trovas at Junior Track Cycling World Championships

Track cyclist John Trovas (NSWIS) locked in one of Australia’s first medals of the UCI 2019 Junior Track Cycling World Championships overnight in Frankfurt, Germany. The NSWIS Cycling Scholarship Holder claimed silver in the Men’s Team Sprint with teammates Sam Gallagher and Carlos Carisimo.


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