Hottie – Hot Weather Training Tip


27 Feb Hottie – Hot Weather Training Tip


We are having a major heat wave in Southern California. (I split my time between So Cal and Hawaii - love the beach!) Today was 100 degrees which is rare for this time of year. I like to train outdoors: I lift weights, run on the beach, cycle, paddle board, etc. My kids play soccer, body board, swim, basketball & ride their horses, but it's been blazing and uncomfortably hot.

Here are some precautions to take to keep you feeling great while you get fit outside.

  • Drink water before you train, not just during
  • Wear loose active wear that breathes
  • Wear light colors that reflect light instead of absorb heat
  • Train early in a.m. before mid day sun
  • Split up your workouts into several shorter sessions
  • Cross Train: mix it up and choose water sports
  • Do a lighter workout
  • Watch for signs of heat exhaustion: dizziness, nausea
  • Wet a towel in ice water and put behind your neck
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat / Hair up
  • Train indoors or in shade, avoid direct sun
  • Sunglasses if outdoors
  • Spray bottle
  • Drink water, electrolytes, coconut water

Did you know? For higher level athletes, studies show that training in heat & humidity can increase athletic performance by 7%?

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