When do I use emcools Active.Pads?
SPORT BRINGS ON THE HEAT
Particularly in endurance sports, the external and controlled regulation of body temperature is becoming increasingly important.
Your body’s thermoregulation is trying to keep the core temperature of your body constant at about 37°C. The temperature of the body is controlled by the hypothalamus and your body’s core temperature protects the internal organs and is essential for survival.
During high exertion, such as sports performance, your body temperature can rise by up to 3°C. This can be a major factor in the developing heat stroke. To counteract this and to lower your body core temperature back to the optimal temperature, your body needs to sweat. In order to stimulate sweating and the body’s cooling function, your blood is pumped to the periphery.
Between metabolic inefficiencies and mechanical inefficiencies about 75% of the energy consumed is lost to heat produced. As a result, only 25% of the energy you consume actually ends up in the exercise you perform.
WELL THOUGHT OUT AND TESTED
Studies by the research team around Winfried Joch and Sandra Ückert from the University of Münster show that cold applications have a positive influence on athletic endurance performance – both in high-performance and everyday sports.
The emcools cooling pads were originally developed for use in critical care medicine. This makes them an extremely powerful cooling medium. The cooling capacity of the pads is not comparable with any other product on the market.
Due to their efficient cooling capacity and our many years of practical experience in the field of body cooling, emcools Active.Pads are particularly well suited to support you in your sport!
COOLING BEFORE YOUR TRAINING OR COMPETITION
With pre-cooling, you cool your body before the actual performance – sports, training, workout or competition. The above-mentioned research team came to the conclusion that pre-cooling measures lead to a significantly lower heart rate and significantly lower lactate values.
COOLING AFTER PHYSICAL EXERTION
Rapid cooling after exercise (post-cooling) will reduce the swelling of muscle tissue, provide natural pain relief and can improve the ensuing reflux of blood. In addition to improved heart rate variability, a faster removal of metabolic waste products can also be expected. All of this will allow you to recover faster and your body will soon be fit again for the next session on your training or competition schedule.
PER-COOLING DURING SPORTS
You can also cool down during sports and benefit from the positive aspects of cooling your body. We offer emcools Wearables, in which one or more Active.Pads can be attached optimally to your body in different places – depending on your sport. This guarantees the efficient cooling of your body during sporting performances. For sports in which weight plays a major role, please note that a 3×6 cooling pad weighs approx. 200 g.