Aussie sevens prepare for dry Dubai in UTS heat chambers
The Aussie women sevens teams will both be in action in the World Sevens Series tournament in Dubai, which starts on Thursday for the women.
Based on the edge of a desert, Dubai is hot and players can expect temperatures above 30 degrees, which can lead to heavy fatigue during the course of the game.
To acclimatise for the conditions, the Aussie womens team has been using a heat chamber at the UTS Human Performance Research Centre located on the floors above Rugby Australia’s headquarters at Moore Park.
“It’s been really good preparation for us, obviously with the heat, we’ve been doing a fair bit of heat chambers sort of things at Rugby Australia, so in the heat room doing the rower and a bike session which has prepared us really well,” said Australian womens sevens player Sharni Williams.
The chambers can generate temperatures up to 40 degrees and up to 90 degrees in humidity.
Williams believes that while the heat chambers have been very useful, she said the key to success in round two of the Womens World Series will be teamwork.
This article was originally published by Rugby Australia. Read the full article here.