This past weekend in Waco, Texas South African Conrad Stoltz won his record-breaking 38th career XTERRA Championship race (story link) on a picture-perfect 75-degree afternoon at Cameron Park. At the same time he crossed the finish line while wearing a new BEX Runner hand-held, core cooling device (click on the picture to enlarge the image and see it him hold it).
The device meant to be held in the palm of your hand while running or other exercises was picked up by Stoltz when he transitioned from his mountain bike to his trail running shoes in T2. He ran with it in place for the 10km trail run.
The BEX Runner from Cool Palms is the first ever, wearable, hand-held core cooling device that you use while exercising. It's a thin, light-weight cooling gel-pack that fits comfortably and effortlessly in the palm of the hand. The patent-pending BEX (short for Better Exercise eXperience) Runner is filled with a proprietary gel designed to stay cool for up to a full hour during use. The hand-held device is meant to cool the body core from the inside out, which in turn helps the athlete endure the hot conditions and sustains peak performance.
It's easy to use; after 4 hours in the freezer, the BEX Runner is ready fit in the palm of one hand. It's easy to grip but also has a soft, adjustable strap to keep it secure. The shape of the gel pack is form-fitting to maximize contact to the largest surface of the palm as possible.
How Does BEX Runner Work?
The science behind the BEX Runner technology is a combination of sports science and state-of-the-art design. The BEX Runner focuses on the unique radiator-like qualities of the palm of the hand. The key to this naturally occurring phenomenon is a unique system of blood vessels found beneath the palm surface, called arteriovenous anastomoses (AVAs), which brings heated blood to the skin surface and returns cooled blood back to your body's core. BEX Runner maximizes this phenomenon by keeping your body's natural radiator (the palms) cool.
The hand-held BEX Runner cooling device is durable, reusable and easy to clean and is now available for purchase. To learn more about the BEX Runner visit www.BEXrunner.com.