Heat Stress Safety: The Science Behind the WBGT Regional Guidelines

Heat stress is a very real and potentially deadly occurrence that can happen to athletes of any competition level. Since many athletes train and perform in a variety of environmental conditions, Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) Regional Guidelines were developed to help improve heat stress safety. What is WBGT? First, let's discuss the concept behind Wet Bulb Global Temperature. This is the measurement of heat stress in direct sunlight. This measurement takes the following into account for its calculation: Humidity Temperature Wind Speed Sun Angle Cloud cover It's no secret that different regions of the US experience varying types of...

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