Many athletes wear protective clothing and equipment that's highly insulated with low moisture permeability. This causes heat stress on the body, resulting in rapid heat storage and, often, a reduction in productivity and an increased risk of heat-related illness.
For athletes, thermal stress typically elevates dehydration and impairs aerobic performance. Physiological changes include increases in both heart rate and core temperature along with impaired heart function. It has also been shown that dehydration up to 3.9 percent of body mass during moderately intense exercise in heat reduces blood flow to active muscles and elevates carbohydrate oxidation and lactate production.
In the past 20 years, at least 40 football players in the US have died from heat-related conditions. All of the deaths were preventable.
Starting a competition with body cooling before competing (pre-cooling) enables athletes to increase their heat storage and endurance performance level before reaching a limiting core temperature. This result may be explained by a significant decrease in skin temperature, in central temperature, or in both.
Excessive rounds of intense training and competitions, particularly with short recovery time, can impose great physiological and psychological constraints on athletes that are detrimental to performance. . Postcooling has been found effective in hot environments as a recovery method where a decrease in central and/or peripheral temperatures is desired in order to return quickly to normothermia and/or to minimize aches, leg pains and muscle damages.
All Cool Technology improves performance by optimizing core temperature and reducing lactic acid build up. Our body cooling systems also accelerate recovery by strengthening collagen fibers and reducing muscle soreness and cramping. The light compression of our garments accelerate recovery by optimizing the flow of edema. All Cool Body Cooling Systems are used before during and after training and competition.