The heat is here! With that, brings a array of new challenges for CFSoHi members. From clothing choices, hydration, and additional reminders; we’ve compiled a list of our top five summer essentials to get you through the warmest months of the year.
While it’s always important to stay properly hydrated, keeping up with your water intake is especially necessary in the heat. Physical activity, sweating (noticeable and unnoticeable), and extreme heat contribute to a much more rapid loss of water. Thus, keep a water bottle at your desk and another in the fridge ready to go throughout the workday so you’re ready for the evening class.
Working out in the morning? Make sure to have water before your workout.
Prevent condensation with a double wall water bottle. These are also usually insulated. “Sweat” free, cold water is always a plus in the summer.
- Bug & Sun Protection
There are a couple of considerations to make while choosing these items. It’s advised to use ‘active’ brands that will stay on even while you’re sweating. Ideally, it will be a quick-dry application that won’t cause any interference with your workout.
It’s a sweaty world out there. During the workout and after intense WODs, you’re going to need to dry off. A simple cotton towel will do the job, or you can get a performance based towel similar to one’s used by divers and swimmers.
You may also want to use this towel (or another one) as a seat cover to protect the interior of your car. It’s usually ideal to avoid having your car smell like a gym bag.
- Tank Tops
It’s time to flex those hard-earned muscles. Use your scissor skills to repurpose your t-shirts. There are thousands of options for different styles, you can let your creativity and scissors go crazy. The simple thing to do is simply cut the sleeves off.
Sweat is salty. Sweat in your eyes is still salty. Prevent the burn with a buffer; a headband. You can go simple with a terrycloth sweat band or kick it up with a wicking fabric. Your options are endless!
Gear up, stay cool, and enjoy this summer of training.