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1: Douzi W, Dugué B, Vinches L, Al Sayed C, Hallé S, Bosquet L, Dupuy O. Cooling 

during exercise enhances performances, but the cooled body areas matter: A

systematic review with meta-analyses. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2019


2: Wegmann M, Faude O, Poppendieck W, Hecksteden A, Fröhlich M, Meyer T.

Pre-cooling and sports performance: a meta-analytical review. Sports Med. 2012

Jul 1;42(7):545-64. 

3: Poppendieck W, Faude O, Wegmann M, Meyer T. Cooling and performance recovery

of trained athletes: a meta-analytical review. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2013

May;8(3):227-42. Epub 2013 Feb 20. 

4: Ross M, Abbiss C, Laursen P, Martin D, Burke L. Precooling methods and their

effects on athletic performance : a systematic review and practical applications.

Sports Med. 2013 Mar;43(3):207-25. 

5: Tyler CJ, Sunderland C, Cheung SS. The effect of cooling prior to and during

exercise on exercise performance and capacity in the heat: a meta-analysis. Br J 

Sports Med. 2015 Jan;49(1):7-13. 

The following paper (attached as PDF) gives a very interesting overview of the topic: 

Gibson OR, James CA, Mee JA, Willmott AGB, Turner G, Hayes M, Maxwell NS. Heat

alleviation strategies for athletic performance: A review and practitioner

guidelines. Temperature (Austin). 2019 Oct 12;7(1):3-36. 

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