People like to be outside when the sun is shining. Fresh air and exercise is a combination most people enjoy. The rise of temperatures in the past years contribute to a increase in (too) hot days. Providing effective heat protection in sports is getting crucial - both for performance and health reasons.
Doctors and sports scientists found that good sporting performance can only be achieved with the optimum body temperature.This finding is based on numerous studies. As a former professional athlete and national coach, I know found this to be correct. That is why we have developed the perfect heat protection strategy with E.COOLINE Sports
The World Championships in Doha werde branded as a „Disaster“. Shocking scenes at the marathon showed numerous athletes collapse. Almost half the field failed to finish.
Several athletes had to give up due to heat problems. Doha was a tough test for Tokyo, where temperatures are exprected to exceed those in Quatar. The German athletes (DLV) have prepared fort he heat -they are using E.COOLINE. Read more
Game days can get tough. The kick-off is at temperatures of up to 40 degrees; even well-trained soccer professionals start sweating quickly! The 2022 World Cup in Qatars biggest obstacle is the heat. Many discussions revolve solely around the heat stress of the players.
Work or physical exercise in hot weather is almost impossible without sweating. Thermoregulation is at full speed. Sweat-soaked clothing extremely unpleasant - exhaustion, loss of performance and health problems are far worse. Heavy perspiration also means a high loss of energy, which often leads to loss of performance and health problems. This can be countered with combining sportswear with appropriate cooling clothing - such as a cooling vest or cooling shirt.
Read more about cooling in football HERE
Burning temperatures are not only unpleasant, but also limit athletic performance. According to Prof. Winfried Joch from the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Münster, energy consumption in sports are over 90% for heat regulation. Energy that could be used more effectively if the body were to be cooled down. That's why many top athletes such as the German Athletics Association, cyclists, basketball players and the Swiss NATI already cool their bodies with cooling clothes. They are worn before sport, in every break and for regeneration. "Studies have shown that this can increase performance by up to 10%, especially at high temperatures," says Prof. Sandra Ückert.
For sports with breaks, cooling with E.COOLINE cooling vests or BigPad (towel) is therefore perfect for a cool break. If you want to do it like the professionals, you can also cool before and after the sport (precooling and regeneration). Depending on the sport, an individual heat coaching strategy is recommended.
The right body temperature can be the difference between victory and defeat. For this reason top athletes such as the German National Athletics Team (DLV) have been using cooling vests with COOLINE SX3 technology since years. The decathlon team demonstrated it in an exemplary manner. They used the cooling systems during warm up, between each discipline and even between each attempt, for examplein discus throwing. Result: Vice World Champion 2013 and European Champion 2018.
Decathlon national coach Christopher Hallmann said: "The decathlon days were the hottest days of the European Championship. The tartan was partly 70 degrees... the cooling down was always convenient :-) and so clothing also contributed to the gold medals of Arthur and Niklas!
In the meantime, cycling races are also held in Qatar or other hot countries. There it is especially important to have the right heat coaching strategy. That is why the German Cyclists' Federation relies on E.COOLINE for races in hot climates. Not only the professionals sweat. An increasing number of people ride their bikes in their leisure time, to work or to the office. In summer this can be quite sweaty. After all, there is no air conditioning on the bike.
But there are E.COOLINE cooling vests for cyclists and helmet inlays or bandanas under the helmet. If you like, you can also use the PowerArmCooler - just like the professionals. With them you arrive much more relaxed. After all, cycling is considered the most sustainable means of transport in road traffic. Even at high temperatures it can be a pleasure when wearing E.COOLINE clothing.
Paralympic bike champion Denise Schindler with cooling bandana
High temperatures demand maximum performance from our cardiovascular system. The body suffers from fluid loss and heat accumulation in hot weather. Performance and concentration decrease significantly.
Even top athletes have to face this problem. When it comes to top sporting performance even 1% more can make the difference between 1st and 8th place. According to sport scientist 1.5-2% fluid loss already leads to a 4% loss in performance. Heat can therefore have a direct implication on your victory. A heat accumulation with a strong increase in body temperature can lead to a heat stroke or even to the failure of vital organs. These effects can be prevented with appropriate cooling. In the adjacent youtube video, Lotus Formula 1 team boss Paul Seaby explains what can be done about it.
An increasing number of games and tournaments take place in shorter sequences. It is important, that players stay injury-free as long as possible, best until the end of the season. How do you manage that? In a large-scale study led by the University of Saarbrücken, several regeneration measures were tested for their effectiveness. The result: Cooling is one of the few measures that lead to effective results during regeneration. The recovery time is shortened and micro injuries can be healed before more serious injuries occur. The player is fit again and more likely to remain injury-free. A success for the whole team!
Ice baths are known to be effective, but they are not environmentally friendly because you need a lot of energy. Instead, leg cooling with E.COOLINE Chaps and PowerBoots or using the BigPad is a good alternative. If you have already used a cooling vest for precooling (warming up with cooling), simply put it on again for recovery.
Some sports stand for sweat and heat. Unfortunately, this is exactly the problem! Because the body has to produce the sweat and needs a lot of energy. Energy which is no longer available for the next punch.
Often the last two rounds are characterized by exhaustion, lack of concentration and decrease of performance. An easy KO. World champions already use E.COOLINE. The cooling vest for precooling before the fight starts and the E.COOLINE towel for intercooling in the breaks. For more concentration and performance until the final round!
Jens Maspfuhl is german golf champion and tetraplegic. A tetraplegic, due to his condition, is no longer able to sweat. Golfing takes place outdoors and preferably under the sun – hot temperatures inclusive. If you cannot sweat, this is a problem. Your body temperature will rise and high performance will become difficult. Cooling is needed. With E.COOLINE cooling vest and basecap Jens Maspfuhl stays cool and succesful!
Not only tetraplegics but also paraplegics as handbikers benefit from cooling in their sports as well as other handicapped who love their sports also in the summer time.