Enhance performance, recover faster and manage heat stress with the new patented CoreTx core Cooling device.
Stanford University scientists reported performance gains on a par with performance enhancing drugs, including anabolic steroids, solely by using their palm cooling device.
By utilising your body’s natural ability to dissipate heat through the non-hairy (glabrous) skin on the palms of your hands, the CoreTx can rapidly extract excess heat. This can relieve heat stress, improve recovery and facilitate performance enhancement on a level previously only associated with the use of drugs.
When CET Managing Director, Colin Edgar, met Craig Heller at Stanford University in 2018 they discussed cold water therapy and palm cooling using the Stanford Glove. Professor Heller said they had achieved strength gains using palm cooling that you would normally expect with the use of steroids.
However, the Stanford Core Control Glove has notable limitations. Firstly, is the use of ice for cooling which makes precise temperature control very difficult and the secondly is the fact the device only cools by conduction, which is a relatively inefficient means of heat transfer.
Following a co-incidental request from a football club in Stockholm regarding half-time recovery Mr Edgar set about addressing these limitations and the CoreTx was born.
Much of the initial research into the efficacy of palm cooling for recovery, performance enhancement & managing heat stress was carried out at Stanford University by Dr Craig Heller and Dr Dennis Grahn.
Professor Heller and Dr Grahn have decades of experience in researching mammalian temperature regulation and working in conjunction with the US Military Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) they developed the Stanford Glove, the first commercial palm cooling device.
A substantial body of peer reviewed research was published by Stanford University and others over a decade.
Published papers include
Work volume & strength training responses to resistive exercise improve with periodic heat extraction from the palm. Dennis A Grahn, Vinh H Cao, Christopher M Ngyyen, Mengyuan T Liu & H Craig Heller, Department of Biology, Stanford University. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 26(9): 2558–2569, 2012—Body core cooling via the palm of a hand increases work volume during resistive exercise.
Kwon YS, Robergs RA, Kravitz LR, Gurney BA, Mermier CM, Schneider SM. Palm cooling delays fatigue during high-intensity bench press exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports Exercise 2010;42:1557-65.
Kwon YS, Robergs RA, Mermier CM, Schneider SM, Gurney AB. Palm cooling and heating delays fatigue during resistance exercise in women. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2010;29(8):2261-9.