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Why low-intensity workout is considered good during hot summer days?

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When it comes to doing any sort of physical activity during the hot summer days, you might find yourself getting tired and sweaty very quickly provided you are working out outdoors. The level of heat and humidity outdoors or in a crowded gym without the right type of air conditioning is indisputably very high. It is not possible for you to do the high-intensity workout.

Beyond feeling very uneasy (no one likes the sensation of asodden shirt digging to their skin), it can also be unsafe. Physical training at high intensities on a hot summer day is definitely quiteprecarious, since your whole body temperature increases more rapidly, which in turn increases your heart rate to a great extent.

However, don’t let the scorching heat of the summer undermine your motivation level to stay fit. As per a qualified personal trainer who has done personal training coursesfrom a reputed institution, one should always think about doing the low-intensity circuit training to stay fit instead of going with the high-intensity training.

Cautionary Warning:

In case you are experiencing heat enervation, there are high chances you will start experiencing spasms and wooziness. Hence, it is quite imperative for you to move out of the place which is quite hot and go to a cool space. Besides, try to cool down your body by sipping cool water.

Some instructions as advised by a qualified personal trainer who has done personal training courses from a reputed institution for summer related workout:

  • Make sure you have at least one to two glasses of water or a low-sugar sport drink an hour before you decide to go to the gym.
  • If you are going to do training for longer duration say more than an hour, then make sure you have something rich in protein or a handful of nuts.
  • Don’t forget to wear moisture-absorbing gym clothes.
  • If you are thinking about working outdoors during the hot summer day, then always ensure you go for a workout either before sunrise or after the sunset.
  • Go with the low-intensity exercises, with less focus on the pace and intensity level.

Let’s have a look at some of the low-intensity workout as suggested by a qualified personal trainer with certification in personal training courses:

Bulgarian Split Squat

  • For this exercise, you have to keep one foot behind you on a bench and you’re your other foot firm on the ground.
  • Bend both knees till you reach a 90-degree angle.
  • Slowly come back to the starting position by straightening your legs.

Bench Push-Up

  • Place your hands somewhat wider than shoulder apart, arms drawn-out, with your feet on the ground with hip apart.
  • Bend your elbows to bring your chest to the bench level
  • Push back up to aslant plank position.

There are other low-intensity workouts that you can do besides these two, namely:

  • Planks
  • Russian Twist
  • Shoulder Tap Planks

Don’t let hot summer days make you not follow your passion. Hope the above mentioned suggestions are helpful for you.

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