Our guest this week is Quinton Varce of the 127 Fit Podcast. He's a personal trainer and is going to be sharing his passion for what he does.
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Interview with Quinton Varce:
I was fortunate this week to be asked to be a guest on the 127 Fit Podcast. The host of the show, Quinton Varce did a great job leading a conversation on his show that will release in the next week of so. I asked him if we could get to know him a little better and share his story and podcast on our show
Quinton is the host of the 127 Fit Podcast. He's a personal trainer and shows us how to live life to the fullest. If you've been hesitant to share your talents with the world, get off the couch.
Let's get into the interview now with Quinton Varce.
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A couple of weeks ago I started taking the TrainingPeaks University course, 'The Science of Endurance Hydration'. I just completed it and wanted to share my 3 reasons for you to check it out.
Question: How many sweat glands do you have?
Answer: Depending on how big you are, you’ll have anywhere between 1.5 and 5 million sweat glands on your body.
Question: There are two types of sweat glands, what are there names?
Answer: There are actually two main types: eccrine and apocrine
Question: What do they do?
Answer: Your eccrine glands are the ‘classic’ sweat glands that produce most of the sweat you can see when you train. They are tiny, numerous and are found almost everywhere on the body, although they are most concentrated on the palms, soles and face. Apocrine glands, on the other hand, secrete a slightly different type of sweat into a hair follicle which then makes its way up to the skin’s surface. Because of this, apocrine glands are bigger and are only found in your armpits and a few other places where hair grows. They secrete a thicker solution that is largely to blame for the distinctive odor associated with sweating.
What gets these glands going?
As you might expect, the main cause of sweating is an increase in body temperature (mainly in the inner core, but also on the skin).
Neurons sensitive to heat in the hypothalamus section of the brain detect temperature changes and stimulate the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine from neurons local to the sweat glands. This causes a complex ‘cascade reaction’ that results in the secretion of sweat, known as ‘hypothalamic’ sweating.
Another cause of sweating is emotional stress, something which most of us have experienced at some point in our lives, think before a job interview or when speaking in public.
When we get nervous, our hands and feet in particular can become slick with sweat. This is known as ‘cortical’ sweating and may be an evolutionary mechanism that helped our ancestors maintain their grip while running and climbing to get out of harm's way. Although no doubt helpful back then, nowadays this can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing when greeting your potential new boss with a clammy handshake.
The third and final type of sweating is known as ‘medullary’ sweating and will be familiar to anyone who, like myself, starts sweating at the mere thought of a hot curry. When we eat spicy food the compound capsaicin that is found in chilli peppers binds to sensors in the mouth and causes us to start sweating from the face.
Other questions answered.
What makes sodium so important to performance?
How do athletes lose sodium?
What happens when your sodium losses mount up?
how much sodium should you be taking in?
Thanks again Andy Blow for sharing the Precision Hydration resources that are out there. Check out TrainingPeaks University course, 'The Science of Endurance Hydration'
Video of the Week:
The Nutrition Mechanic, Dina Griffin will be joining us to discuss the nutrition needs of female athletes.
Our anniversary show will be coming up in a month and we are looking forward to having coach, David Warden of 80/20 Endurance join us to celebrate our 4th anniversary.
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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!