Daily Post 95 – How to beat the heat at sports activities?

July 5, 2020

Dear Clients,

Hot summers days are here! At this time of the year, it is worth paying special attention to intense physical activity and take into account some factors.

Below are some recommendations based on our experience and the experience of other athletes in this matter.

1. Lower the intensity.
It is not recommended performing too intense work during the hot time of day. It is really harmful to the cardiovascular system.

2. Cover your head.
Cover your head with a well-ventilated headgear that protects from direct sunlight.

3. Use the most ventilated and sweat-resistant materials for sportswear.

4Control the water-salt and glycolysis balance and do not allow dehydration!

Remember to drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after exercise. It’s not just about water. From then valuable micro elements come out of the body, especially in the heat in an increased volume. Take a look at isotonic drinks that restore the water-salt balance of the body. They are recommended to be taken during training sessions with great sweating.

5. Use cryotherapy procedures for recovery.
After an intense load in the heat, take a cool shower or swim in the pond,

if possible. It is not necessary to immediately pour ice water if you are not used to it, although it brings great feelings 🙂

It is also not worth it to sit out in ice water.

These recommendations are for an average healthy and regularly exercising person! If you are just starting your sporting career, then choose cool time of day and shady places for classes.

If you have any questions, or requirements please reach our online gym manager daniel.zach@sparring.cz

Have a great day!