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Old 06-18-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
Thomas Covington
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On a hot, sunny day...

Do you prefer working out inside or out in the sun and heat?

Lately I have started dragging my gear out in the yard in the 90+ heat and I am really starting to enjoy it. The first few days were rough, but now I believe I am becoming acclimated to the heat; just drinking more water per workout, a lot more.

I am curious to know other's opinion on this topic.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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Re: On a hot, sunny day...

I am currently very jealous of you. I need to be heat training right now. In MA it's 59 deg F and pouring rain so I doing my WODs won't be enough.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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Re: On a hot, sunny day...

That's good stuff--we sometimes forget about just how much "CV" you can put into CVFMHI. If you get used to working out every now and then in heat and humidity, or in mud or dirt, or when you're a little tired or haven't eaten all day, then you're a lot better prepared for any real-life situations that come up. As long as you continue taking precautions with hydration you'll be fine.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:02 AM   #4
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Re: On a hot, sunny day...

Heat suuuuuucks.

I can't stand it! I don't care if it makes me more prepared for "real life stuff", it just aint worth it.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:01 AM   #5
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Re: On a hot, sunny day...

I would love to workout in the heat. When it's a WOD with running and its sunny, it's so much better. It's so nice to live in mass, weather outlook, a WEEK of rain!
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:39 AM   #6
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Re: On a hot, sunny day...

Well, I live in south south FL and it's farking hot here. Pretty brutal esp. from May to November-ish for wod'ing outside. It's 87 right now, and super humid daily. I do it b/c I work out at home out of my garage. I just tell myself it makes you stronger! And it does get me "in shape" to enjoy the weekends on the boat, etc.

But my times are def slower in the summer, kills my 5k esp. Not that it was anything to brag about anyway. But huge diff doing it in 90 degrees and humid vs. 65.

Just log it like any other important variable, IMO.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:53 AM   #7
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Re: On a hot, sunny day...

Yeah, this time of year through to around late October blows in Texas. I like getting outside, but my times suffer a bit as well. Especially since I can usually only workout in the afternoons. While hot, the aesthetic results of all this heat training are what count!
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:57 AM   #8
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Re: On a hot, sunny day...

Its been blazing hot here in Montgomery,(i know my profile says MN, but i cant find where to change it) the heat index has been around 107 at 1ish for the last three days and i have been playing softball at 630 when the actual temp has been lose to 95 still. It wouldnt be so bad were it not for the humidity, its what really kills me being from the dry heat of Cali.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:55 AM   #9
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Re: On a hot, sunny day...

that's a VERY good one for "constantly varied"
also think about it in the other directions.

when I started crossfit in january, I did deadlifts and runs outside while it was snowing.
good times.

ps: I'm in no way that mentally tough that I could do that everytime.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:16 AM   #10
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Re: On a hot, sunny day...

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Its been blazing hot here in Montgomery,(i know my profile says MN, but i cant find where to change it) the heat index has been around 107 at 1ish for the last three days and i have been playing softball at 630 when the actual temp has been lose to 95 still. It wouldnt be so bad were it not for the humidity, its what really kills me being from the dry heat of Cali.

I'll take heat over freezing cold.

I was at the NCO Academy at Gunter-Maxwell annex in summer 06'. PT in the heat was okay. I actually did one of my best AF 1.5 mile runs during that time.

I also did one of my best max push-ups in one minute while over there (although push-ups were done at night inside the NCO club while inebriated). It was a competition of sorts. I won it over some combat types (some of the greatest guys I ever met). They were a little shocked someone from medical beat them though.
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