Chapter 11 – Exercising in the Heat and Cold (PDF)


Aging affects our ability to handle both heat and cold. But are masters athletes affected the same way? This chapter examines what science has to say on these topics. More importantly, this chapter presents the practical ways a masters athlete can train and compete in either hot or cold conditions.

Topics Include

  • Understanding the physiology or exercising in heat and cold
  • Aging and exercise in the heat
  • What science says about masters athletes exercising in the heat
  • Preventing heat injuries in masters athletes
  • Aging and exercise in the cold
  • Cold water swimming
  • Preventing cold injuries in masters athletes