Should I Be Exercising In This Heat?

Summer Workout

The answer is yes, however, not all training is recommended. It is very important to keep hydrated whilst you are exercising to prevent, dizziness, dehydration, headaches, and migraines. Keep reading to find a workout designed especially for this heat!

What exercises should I be doing when it’s hot?

exercisingIf you are planning to do cardiovascular training, I would personally recommend that you run or complete strenuous cardio either in the morning or evening, when the temperature is a little cooler. If time is limited and you only have your lunch break, or when the kids are taking a nap, I would recommend a body weight, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session. Not only are these sessions great at burning fat, they’ll also give you a chance to cool down during your recovery period (rest time). See our bodyweight HIIT workout below.

Will I lose more weight if I sweat a lot?

You may see a slight change in the scale, however, this is mainly due to water loss. It is very important to replenish any fluids which have been lost during exercise, to ensure dehydration does not occur. This means that the water weight you lost will be regained as soon as you hydrate. Weight-loss does occur when you sweat, however, not because of the sweat. It’ll be the exercise you are doing which will cause weight-loss if physical activity and a balanced diet are consistent.

Will I burn more calories when I sweat?

This is not necessarily true, sweating is not an indicator of how hard you are working. It is simply the bodies process of cooling the body down. Sweating is actually an indicator of how hot your body is and not how hard you are working. Therefore, the hotter your core temperature does not equal to more calories burned.

How to work out when it’s CRAZY  hot outside!

summerAs I previously mentioned HIIT is a great way to burn maximum calories in a short space of time. This is perfect for those hot summer days, a quick full body burner and then you can jump in a cold shower to cool off! Remember, this workout can be done anywhere and requires no equipment!

Lower Body HIIT (Complete 15 repetitions, 3-5 sets)

  • Jumping Squats
  • Reverse Alternating Lunges
  • Star Jump & Squat
  • Jump Lunges

Upper Body HIIT (Complete 15 repetitions, 3-5 sets)

  • Push up & Hand to the sky
  • Tricep Dips
  • Straight Arm Circles
  • High Plank Shoulder Taps

Abdominal Blast Finisher (Complete 15 repetitions, 3-5 sets)

  • Sit Ups
  • Feet in the air Toe Touches
  • Bicycle Crunch
  • Russian Twists

Remember if you are finding this workout difficult, take your time and only complete 3 rounds of each section. Consistency is key, you’ll soon become stronger and it’ll get easier. If you have any questions please comment below. I hope you are enjoying our beautiful summer and I hope your training is staying on track.


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