How define chamois pad’s effected when cycling
Cycling is definitely a healthy sport and provides numerous well-recognised muscular, cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory benefits. However if it is practised intensively, it may bring about a series of complications that need to be closely studied and handled with care.
One of these issues is the POSITION ON THE SADDLE: this needs to be carefully calculated based on the athlete’s anthropometric features by using biomechanical tests and not just simple unscientific calculation. An incorrect position on the saddle may eventually cause spinal and joint pain and can also lead to a decline in sporting performance. No matter which type of saddle you have chosen, it is always essential to use a high-quality cycling pad. Our body uses this pad to “communicate” with the saddle. An unsuitable or poor-quality pad significantly affects the level of comfort during cycling and will thereby also affect the level of performance, as has been widely proven. Most importantly, the pad should offer excellent protection, be suited to the type of bike being ridden (road, MTB or city bike) and to the type of rider (male or female) and also be appropriate for the distance the rider wishes to cover. It is fundamental that the pad fabrics do not contain any potentially toxic elements BECAUSE they could pass from the fabric to the SKIN.
In order to reduce the proliferation of bacteria to a minimum, the pad should maintain a suitable microclimate (facilitating breathability) and use bacteriostatic instead of antibacterial treatments so to preserve the bacterial strains naturally found in this area which provide a protective function.
LENITIVE CREAMS A pad engineered according to the most advanced SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH criteria may BE ENOUGH TO reduce compression and help
keep relevant parts involved dry. Components may still deposit causing reddening, rashes and small lacerations; this is why lenitive creams are used. They
are designed to reduce abrasion between the skin and the pad and counter any inflammatory processes due to friction. They should be applied evenly over the skin in the perineal area before every bike ride. It is essential that these creams are composed of ingredients which are compatible with the pad’s fabrics
and foams so that they do not damage it.