Apr 14, 12 11:13
Re: Water on Head as cooling Strategy [DC Pattie]
I've read that it actually hinders convection and evaporation rates, thus limiting your bodies ability to cool.
Simple logic tells me this is wrong. What happens when you dump water on your head? You are, essentially making it rain. Ever been in a super hot race and then it starts to rain?
By dumping water on your head you are changing the weather surrounding your body. Does it lower your sweat rate? Sure, because the weather is "colder" now.
Submerge yourself in cold water and tell me it makes no difference.
Going for a run in North Dakota in January also "hinders convection and evaporation rates". Does this mean you can do it in speedo and still overheat?
When you go to the doctor with a 105 body temp, you know what they do? Pour water on you.
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(This post was edited by Duffy on Apr 14, 12 11:15)