Peak performance & skin care. Interview with Greet Claes
Peak performance requires the adjusted physical and mental preparations adapted to meet this level, but the skin –- a large part of the body- - also requires specialist care. What are the most critical factors that can harm the skin in high -level sports ?
How to cope with cold ?
WHAT EFFECT DOES COLD HAVE ON THE BODY? — Interview of Greet Claes, by Wesley Muyldermans, sports journalist & writer— Our body wants to maintain a constant temperature (homoeotherm). Vital organs, such as our hearts and stomachs, need this to function properly. Our skin has sensitive cold receptors that can detect a sharp drop in skin temperature and pass on this information to the brain. They emit more pulses when cooling down than when warming up and they are also more numerous than heat receptors. Cold receptors are also known as Krause's corpuscles. They can detect cold because they react to tissue shrinkage caused by a drop in temperature. When it’s cold, the blood vessels in the skin contract and blood flow to the surface of our bodies drops. Heat has the opposite effect, as everything opens up to release the excess body heat.
NAQI® Aero Speed Gel gives cyclists a 1 sec per km advantage.
NAQI®, the producer of innovative skin care products, collaborated with experts in aerodynamics in the development of a gel that reduces the aerodynamic drag of a cyclist. From F1 laser technology to 3D printing, a spectrum of state-of-the-art technology was used in the development of this product.
Cycle quicker with new NAQI Speed Gel
Source : vrt news " NAQI from Halen has developed a "Speed Gel". Apply this to your body to reduce the aerodynamic resistance so you cycle faster. A triathlete from the team of Luc Van Lierde has tested the gel in the Flanders Bike Valley wind tunnel." More information https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/05/08/sneller_fietsen_dankzijgel/