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Muscle/skin temp after ride.

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:13 pm
by nezumi
I have noticed a significant difference in the temperature of my skin/muscles over different areas of my body following a ride.

Back (lower and upper) - quite warm.
Belly - cold!
Bum - cold!

Just wondering if this variation is common and expected?

Re: Muscle/skin temp after ride.

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:11 pm
by TheWall
This is the same for me.

I am guessing it has to do with body fat? Blood is pumping through muscle tissue producing the warmth but does not travel through fat hence the cold...

Could be wrong...

Re: Muscle/skin temp after ride.

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:55 am
by kb
More important organs in torso too. The region around kidneys always seems to want to be warm.

Re: Muscle/skin temp after ride.

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:46 am
by casual_cyclist
nezumi wrote:I have noticed a significant difference in the temperature of my skin/muscles over different areas of my body following a ride.

Back (lower and upper) - quite warm.
Belly - cold!
Bum - cold!

Just wondering if this variation is common and expected?

It is common and expected. I ride and run. When I get home I have cold parts and warm parts. When the weather is cold the cold parts are really cold. When I feel hot and sweaty after a run it is strange to find very cold parts of my body but that's just the way it is.

Re: Muscle/skin temp after ride.

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:13 pm
by sogood
Muscle use -> Increased blood flow -> Warmer
No use -> Decreased blood flow -> Cooler

Nothing surprising.