How To Stay Cool At Your Next Race, Conrad Stoltz’s Secret

What’s that in Conrad “The Caveman” Stoltz’s hand as he’s crossing the finishline at Xterra-Waco, Texas? In case you haven’t heard, “The Caveman” is a professional triathlete from South Africa. His race resume boasts a 2X Olympian, 4X XTERRA World Champion, 1X ITU Cross Tri World Champion, and all-time XTERRA wins leader with 39 career victories.

To answer our question, in his hand is a BEX Runner, by Cool Palms. Cool Palms’ flagship product is the BEX Runner, a reusable, palm-sized cool-gel-pad that is effective up to an hour in-use. The BEX
Runner works by maintaining a cool surface to the palm, effectively drawing heat from the body core through a unique system of blood vessels called Arteriovenous Anastomoses (AVAs) found under the
palm surface. Palm cooling is shown to sustain peak performance periods for athletes and delay fatigue.

“I definitely benefit from using the BEX Runner. I’m a big guy with a lot of muscle and I generate a lot of heat. The BEX Runner keeps my body temperature down and gives me a competitive advantage
from T2 to the finish line,” says Stoltz.

Staying cool at your next race is in the palm of your hand.

The Science Behind Keeping Cool with BEX

Heat is scientifically proven to be a limiting factor in exercise. When the body’s core is kept cool, an individual is able to perform better, longer, and more confidently. The BEX Runner is a high-quality, high-durability cool gel pack, sewn into a nylon pouch, which is form-fitted to the palm and held in place via Velcro strap around the back of the hand. The device is placed in the freezer and when frozen, it is ready for use.

The palm of the hand is scientifically shown to be a natural radiator point on the body. Special blood vessels, found under the palm surface called arteriovenous anastomoses, bring heated blood from the body’s core and dissipate heat at the body’s extremities. The BEX Runner works by maintaining a cool surface to the palm of the hand and cools the blood in the palm more effectively and efficiently than the outside air. The cooled blood from the palm is brought back to the core and helps maintain peak performance periods for heart rate, temperature and muscle output. Individuals wearing the BEX Runner are found to be more confident, more comfortable, and feel more alert during exercise. The BEX Runner takes advantage of, and increases the efficiency of, the body’s natural cooling process.

Click here to see the results of the above study.

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One Response to How To Stay Cool At Your Next Race, Conrad Stoltz’s Secret

  1. Phillis says:

    Good advice

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