When the sun is out, motivation is usually high, however, there are definitely some tips to be aware of before you begin training in the heat.
They may seem simple but so many wannabe Joe Wicks get caught out every summer. Don’t let that be you.
We know it sounds simple but stay with us, it’s not just about staying hydrated, it’s also about what you drink and when.
Water is always a good go-to in training but you can go further than that, having an isotonic drink can really help avoid cramp and last for longer. Our official isotonic drinks partner, Emerge, contains electrolytes, carbohydrates and vitamin B to boost your energy and recovery.
Get The Timing Right
Another simple one but a lot of people get there timing wrong when training in the heat.
Try to avoid going out around midday or early afternoon when the heat is at its peak. The risk of heat stroke, exhaustion and sun burn is much higher at this time.
We’d suggest attempting an early morning or late evening, when temperatures are cooler.
Switch It Up
Adapt and move with the weather, because conditions are hotter, we’d suggest switching up your usual workout. Add water and shade breaks into it. Look at circuit training or short bursts rather than extended or continuous exercise.
Hill sprints is a good example of a task you can combat in the heat and take appropriate rests. This exercise will also help you conquer our ramped obstacle, Everest, brought on course by Emerge.
Know Your Limits
It’s a simple rule of thumb but if you need a break, take a break. Don’t be a hero.
Be aware of the risks that training in the heat can bring to make sure you don’t fall into the traps of heat stroke, exhaustion or sunburn.
Put Your Training To The Test
Now you know these tips, are you ready to put it into practice?
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We’ll see you at the start line.