Thermal regulation

The heat regulation has the task of balancing a heat accumulation in the body.

This heat buildup occurs during prolonged physical activity. There is an increase in energy turnover and therefore muscle, body shell and core body temperature as 75-95% of the energy converted is in heat. Due to heat regulation, sweating causes water loss and consequently electrolyte loss. Heat regulation is important for maintaining endurance performance.

In addition to power meters and cycling computers, there is now also technology for monitoring core body temperature (CORE sensor). These offer remedies to determine the individual body temperature threshold and the associated performance drops and to monitor the heat regulation during competitions and training. The technology in question is used by numerous athletes in the pro ranks, including Worldtour teams INEOS-Grenadiers, Quickstep-Alphavinyl, Bora-Hansgrohe, Trek-Segafredo, Movistar, Astana, Canyon-SRAM and Ceratizit-WNT. Professional triathletes like Kristian Blummenfelt or Gustav Iden also trust the system and train their heat regulation with body core temperature sensors.

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