While the summer may make us hot and bothered, there is certainly no need to let our workout regime slip, and though we have seen many Mr Motivator-types take on the elements, we do see seasonal mistakes that we wish to put right once and for all. So, here are a few summer workout mistakes you may be making that could hinder your chances of crafting the perfect summer bod (you’re welcome)!
Not drinking until you’re thirsty
Though pouring water over your head like a Baywatch beauty is often essential when working out, it is important that you catch some in your mouth, and don’t wait until you are really thirsty to do so! This is because when you are exercising in the heat, your body will use water to balance out your temperature. By drinking more than usual you ensure that fatigue doesn’t rear its head, so you perform to the best of your ability.
Scrimping on sun cream
Though the summer Brit has become synonymous with socks, sandals and those lovely T-Shirt tan lines, it is still important that we take measures to not feel uncomfortable when working out in the sun. We highly recommend applying cream to your head and forearms in particular (bum-bag and florescent sweatbands optional).
Even though the beer garden may be calling, remember it will still be there in an hour or two. At the gym, many people can lose momentum during the hot weather, being swayed by those cold beers. The key is to stay focused, remembering that the time in the gym is yours to smash!
Boost your electrolytes
Now we come to the boring part; electrolytes. Electrolytes are nutrients found within the body, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphate and chloride. The more you sweat, the more your body loses such nutrients. Therefore, we highly recommend consuming something healthy such as an Instagram-worthy Coconut water pre-workout.
If you join Simply Gym our trainers will help you to build the perfect summer workout regime during your new member welcome. With various memberships available, including our Summer Pass, now is a great time to get involved!