Summer is here, and it's time to take your workouts to the great outdoors. But before you embark on your sweaty summer fitness journey, it's essential to fuel your body properly and stay hydrated. The scorching sun and soaring temperatures can turn your workout into a meltdown if you're not prepared.
Conquer your summer workouts with the following clever tips that will keep your body nourished and energized.
Always have your shaker bottle handy
Have your 373 Lab Shaker Bottle next to you as you train because hydration is your secret weapon during summer workouts. Don't wait until you're a parched mess to reach for that water bottle. Start your workout hydrated and keep sipping throughout to replace the fluids lost through sweat.
Elevate your hydration game by infusing your water with touch of electrolytes or BCAA's for that extra kick. Electrolytes will help replenish any lost, while BCAA's have the benefit of dealing muscle fatigue so that you can push harder and get more out of your workout, plus it also helps to repair and rebuild muscle tissue post-workout! Consider adding some ice cubes in your shaker bottle too! This will help keep you extra cool throughout your workout.
So, remember stay hydrated, and watch your performance soar!
Beat the heat
Timing is everything. Summer workouts are best enjoyed when the sun isn't scorching everything in sight. Embrace the early mornings or the cooler evenings to maximize your workout potential. It's a win-win situation—beautiful sunrise or sunset views and a more comfortable training experience. So set that alarm, seize the day, and leave the sun to its tanning business.
Dress for the weather
Dress for success, even in the sweltering heat. Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics that wick away moisture like a charm. Let your skin breathe and say no to those pesky sweat stains. Don't forget the power of a well-placed hat to shield your face from the sun's relentless rays. And don't forget to wear sunscreen!
The skin plays a big role in regulating your body temperature, so if you're working out outdoors, make sure to protect your skin with a good sunscreen. Remember, to reapply if you plan to spend more than an hour or two in the sun!
Pay careful attention to your pre and post-workout nutrition
Pre and post-workout nutrition is always important, but pay careful attention to it in the summertime. Since it's summer you may be working out in the early morning or late evenings so this may affect how much you eat before and after your workout. Consider having something small before your workout because digestion requires energy which in turn raises your body temperature. So, if you're going to be working up a sweat outdoors, have a small protein-filled snack an hour to two hours before your workout.
As for post-workout, this will depend on how late you're working out! If you're working out late at night, opt for a protein shake blended with your favorite fruits to help refresh and replenish your muscles or a small meal with plenty of protein, complex carbs, and a little bit of healthy fats. If you're working out in the morning, have your usual breakfast filled with important nutrients, and throw in some seasonal produce that will help refresh you, like watermelon, berries, and cucumbers!
Embrace indoor options
While outdoor workouts are fantastic, sometimes the summer heat can be too intense. Don't hesitate to explore indoor workout alternatives when the temperature rises. Seek out air-conditioned gyms, fitness studios, or even home workouts with the help of online classes or fitness apps. This way, you can maintain your fitness routine without compromising your comfort or safety.
Know the signs of heat exhaustion
This is an important one... if you're exercising outdoors this summer, be aware of heat exhaustion. Knowing the signs will help you determine when you need to stop and cool down. Here are signs to look out for this summer:
- Heavy sweating
- Muscle cramping
If you feel any of the symptoms above, stop what you're doing and rest. This is not the time to push through your workout! Listen to your body, cool down, and consider taking your workout indoors later in the day.
Conquer your summer workouts
Remember, summer is the season to shine, so don't let the heat dampen your fitness aspirations. Hydrate like a champion, make the sun your ally by timing your workouts smartly, dress in gear that keeps you cool and confident, nourish your body with the right nutrients, and always listen to your body.
It's not just about surviving summer workouts—it's about thriving and shining brightly while doing so. Cheers to your summer fitness success!
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