Nike Reveals Weather Data Impacting Athletes

October 8th, Nike held it’s very own “Hyperschool;” an immersive experience bringing to life one of the biggest opponents athletes face – the weather.

Not only did Nike unveil their Hyperwarm, Hypercool, Hyperstrong and Hypertights baselayer apparel, but also Nike dug into the “science of sweat,” showcasing technology from the Nike Sports Research Lab.

NFL Strength Of Schedule by Weather

Nike examines the NFL pre-season “strength of schedule” based on the weather with “forecast” for extreme conditions. Leading into the 2014-2015 NFL season, it was predicted that the Oakland Raiders would have the toughest strength of schedule, while the Indianapolis Colts were perceived to have the easiest. But when looking at the schedule only through the lens of “predicted weather and temperature” it’s a very different story.

Nike understands the science of sweat and knows that athletes perform at their best when equipped for any condition through an elevated system of dress – starting from the inside out. Nike Pro Combat baselayer not only protects athletes from the inside out, but also provides a technical solution to help athletes prepare for every condition across multiple sports.
* Predicted temperatures taken from Farmer’s Almanac.

Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong: Taking Impact Protection To The Next Level

As the game of football accelerates, Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong evolves for better protection. Nike has developed the industry standard for innovative padding systems, and has re-engineered the concept of padding in order to help protect and prepare athletes during the season.

Over the past two years, Nike partnered with Stats, Inc. for an unprecedented analysis and look inside football’s significant uptick in pace and contact across all levels of the game. Using a proprietary database, historical play frequencies and balance charts were created to help analyze how the game is changing. In addition, countless hours of game film were used to quantify and specify contact – both in frequency and location.

Stats, Inc looked at a cross section of NCAA teams over the course of the 2012 and 2013 seasons, as well as six areas of an athlete’s body: shoulder, chest, hip, knee, thigh and back.

* Nike makes innovative integrated padding solutions to help protect and prepare athletes for the game of football. Nike focuses on hips, knees, chest, back, ribs, thighs, and does not make helmets.

Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Flex