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Stanford researchers' cooling glove 'better than steroids'

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by rkell87, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    But the glove's effects on athletic performance didn't become apparent until the researchers began using the glove to cool a member of the lab – the confessed "gym rat" and frequent coauthor Vinh Cao – between sets of pull-ups. The glove seemed to nearly erase his muscle fatigue; after multiple rounds, cooling allowed him to do just as many pull-ups as he did the first time around. So the researchers started cooling him after every other set of pull-ups.

    "Then in the next six weeks he went from doing 180 pull-ups total to over 620," said Heller. "That was a rate of physical performance improvement that was just unprecedented."

    The researchers applied the cooling method to other types of exercise – bench press, running, cycling. In every case, rates of gain in recovery were dramatic, without any evidence of the body being damaged by overwork – hence the "better than steroids" claim. Versions of the glove have since been adopted by the Stanford football and track and field teams, as well as other college athletics programs, the San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders and Manchester United soccer club.




    I hope we implement this device, maybe on the sideline during a time out
  2. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    maybe the Raiders got a defective one.
  3. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    I want one of these gloves!
  4. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    hah me too :D
  5. Thatkidbob

    Thatkidbob Member

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    Me three lol
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Michael Jackson had this glove back in the 1980s.
  7. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Does this explaimn the 49ers success under Harbaugh?
  8. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    The Raiders must have lost theirs.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I don't know if it was on one of the ultimate fighter shows or a documentary about MMA but I seen something similar to this.

    They had some of the fighters do some hard core over the top training in short bursts and then they would have to jump into a tub of ice water for a few minutes.

    After that they would do it again and again for a few cycles.

    The guy was saying that by doing this they were getting x amount of workouts in in 1/4 the time (not sure of the ratios).
  10. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Needs moar video

    [youtube]e8J6ov48rG0[/youtube]
  11. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    From listening to the clip it sounded like it's just a simple vacuum on the palm that removes the heat from your body.
  12. jubal

    jubal Member

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    Lance used this ten or more years ago,during his championship run.
    Ice tub,works wonders.
  13. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    yeah that is the concept behind the ice tub, but this is faster and more efficient. Imagine demarcus ware going to the side lines during a tv time out and putting this on and coming back into the game feeling only as physically drained as did in the first quarter.
  14. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    also, just thinking out loud here, I wonder that if you could keep yourself perpetually cool (keeping the core temp the same no matter how much you exert yourself) if you could workout significantly longer? example, an out of shape guy runs for as long as he can and only makes it 3 miles then next week he runs as long as he can but he is wearing a (not invented yet) portable version of this glove and now he makes it 5 miles?


    I think a may do an experiment with myself on my morning runs documenting how I feel after a normal run and then maybe holding, for instance, a frozen water bottle? maybe a bottle filled with dry ice? IDK yet but I'll figure something out.
  15. jcollins28

    jcollins28 Active Member

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    Hmmm, you think they should have told someone with the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's about this?....
  16. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it did.

    No pictures, no link.

    What's the point?
  17. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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  18. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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  19. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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  20. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    Different design and manufacturer probably. It operates under the same premise though.

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