New guidelines are needed to manage heat stress in elite sports - The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Heat Stress Monitoring Programme
British Journal of Sports Medicine, 06/22/2012
Bahr R et al. – The incidence of significant heat illness among athletes competing on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour appears to be quite low, even though weather conditions frequently result in a WBGT index >32°C. Currently available guidelines appear to be inadequate to fully assess the risk of heat stress and too conservative to inform safety decisions in professional beach volleyball.