Researchers recently shared results from a blind study evaluating how well wearing fabric made from 37.5 technology can help regulate core temperature and impact athlete performance.
The study, “Beneficial Effects of Cooling during Constant Power Non-steady State Cycling,” was presented during the American College of Sports Medicine’s 63rd Annual Meeting by Eric P Homestead, the study’s first author, according to a media release from 37.5 Technology.
In the study, Homestead and others on the research team from the University of Colorado at Boulder—as well as study participants—wore a wicking T-shirt manufactured from a major athletic brand, a T-shirt made from 37.5 technology, and an ice vest and sleeves to test their cooling effectiveness via psychological indicators. Neither the researchers nor the participants knew which type of T-shirt they were wearing at any particular time.
While wearing the attire, the athlete participants were required to maintain an exercise intensity on a stationary bicycle that resulted in an increasing amount of heat stress. Measurements of physiological parameters—such as core temperature, sweat rate, oxygen intake, carbon dioxide output, and blood levels—were taken before, during, and after the activity, per the release.
Each fabric delivered a different level of cooling to each athlete.
More specifically to the attire made from 37.5 technology, the researchers suggest from the measurements that the garment extended an athlete’s performance at their lactate threshold; lowered the athlete’s core temperature during exercise; increased the athlete’s efficiency so he or she was able to use less energy to do the same amount of work; and decreased the rate of core temperature buildup, the release notes.
“We know the results of this study will be of great interest to athletes, trainers, coaches, soldiers, and anyone looking to increase their performance by just changing what they wear,” says Jeff Bowman, CEO of Cocona Inc, inventor of 37.5 technology, in the release.
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[Source(s): 37.5 Technology, PR Newswire]