Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by symptic, Sep 23, 2008.
so can we dip hands in ice for the same effect?
so can we stack this shit with some gear yet
More or less. Much less effective though. The vaccum probably plays a major role in the ease of body temperature cooling.
Cliff notes for everyone:
Stick your hand in device after a set
It cools your temperature by drawing the blood to your palms and cooling it, cooling your body from the inside out
This makes recovery MUCH easier
Tests have shown it to be more efficient than steroids
we have one at work (I work at a power plant where it gets very hot); it's much different than just putting your hands in ice water, I believe because of the vacuum that it creates around your hand
it definitely works, you could feel your body cooling down and it seemed to remove my fatigue
but it's kind of a pain in the ass to set up because you have to walk across the plant and get ice, so no one really uses it
I can see it being a great tool for hardcore lifters. Figured I'd share it.
someone said it's pretty expensive, $1500-1800
A quote from a user on my source of the article:
It retails for $2,500, but goes for $2,000 sometimes. The new version is supposed to be much more affordable.
says it's 3k
from 180 pull ups to 616??? holy shiet...
for many people pullups are an endurance exercise with just bodyweight... running is an endurance exercise.. It's not training your muscles for more endurance as much as it is training your cardiovascular and respiratory systems to keep your body oxygenated and cooled more efficiently that allows you to run for longer or have a higher endurance performance.
If you keep the core temperature down you can have increased performance in endurance exercises? makes sense I guess. I'm probably wrong though cause I don't know wtf I'm talking about haha.
that sounds like fleshlight's next big invention
I remember hearing about this a while back, probably here on F&N. The idea was to have the palm be warm, but the top of the hand cold, or vise-versa. The warmth kept blood vessels from constricting, the cold hand cooled the blood as it went back to the body.
Sounds like the vacuum deal is more effective.
when I'm at the gym, I take a small towel, soak it in the ice cold water from the water fountain, then wrap out around the back of my neck/head. feels AMAZING. at the very least, it cools the blood going into your brain, which is important when preventing overheating. i dont know about recovery time though
That sounds cool as fuck. For baseball we used to have a cooler of ice water with rags in it to put over our necks in the dugout.
I think this device could really help anyone who's serious achieve more optimal levels much quicker than before, even (especially?) with steroids. $2,500 to shave off months and months of work seems like a good deal to me.
the next generation in training, its like having a radiator
In for surgically implanted radiator with thermostat