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Thermoregulatory Capacity of Evaporative Fabric Worn Under Shin Guards

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dc.contributor.author LaMere, Melissa Jo
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-14T18:23:04Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-14T18:23:04Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/42433
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this experimental study was to determine the thermoregulatory capacity and thermal comfort of evaporative fabric during exercise. Six female college-aged subjects exercised at 70% of ther VO2 max for 15 minutes while wearing shin guards on both shins, but one shin was covered by evaporative fabric under the shin guard. The results showed that the evaporative fabric produced a greater shin temperature and mass of non-evaporated sweat than the shin dressed in only a shin guard. However, when asked to rate each shin condition subjectively, the evaporative fabric was perceived to be cooler and dryer. It was concluded that wearing evaporative fabrics under shin guards does not improve thermoregulation, despite a perception of enhanced thermal comfort. en
dc.description.sponsorship State University of New York College at Cortland. Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject sportswear en
dc.subject clothing en
dc.subject thermoregulatory en
dc.subject evaporative fabric en
dc.subject shin guards en
dc.title Thermoregulatory Capacity of Evaporative Fabric Worn Under Shin Guards en
dc.type Thesis en

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