CORE Body Temp adds dynamic temperature training zones



CORE Body Temp adds dynamic temperature training zones

CORE’s Heat Zones are an essential tool for understanding the impact of heat stress on an athlete’s body and optimizing performance in various temperature conditions. These zones are based on CORE’s Heat Strain index (above) a scale that ranges from 0 (no heat strain) to 10 (extremely high heat strain), indicating the intensity of the body’s efforts to maintain a healthy core temperature.

The Heat Strain Index is an indicator of how hard an athlete’s body is working to stay cool and prevent performance losses during training and competition. By understanding the Heat Strain Index, athletes and coaches can make informed decisions regarding training and racing in different heat environments.



GreenTEG CORE‘s 4 Heat Zones offer guidance for training and racing based on the Heat Strain Index. These zones help athletes to adapt to heat stress and prevent performance losses in a variety of heat conditions.

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Heat Zone 3 presents a unique challenge for athletes, as it is associated with high heart rates and discomfort. However, despite its drawbacks, Heat Zone 3 is an ideal environment for heat training. Training in this zone leads to quicker and more effective adaptation compared to Zone 2, allowing athletes to better withstand the rigors of competition in hot environments.


Despite this there are individual differences in thermoregulation and performance losses can significantly impact an athlete’s experience in each Heat Zone. Factors such as heat adaptation status, fitness level, height, weight, body composition, sex, and age all contribute to variations in Heat Strain Index values across individuals. These personal traits influence an athlete’s ability to adapt to heat stress and may require adjustments to training and racing strategies to ensure optimal performance.

Take Out

CORE’s Heat Zones are an interesting resource for athletes and coaches seeking to optimize performance in various heat conditions. By understanding the Heat Strain Index and the unique challenges and benefits of each Heat Zone, athletes can make informed decisions regarding training and competition.



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