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With the summer weather here in all its glory it can be tempting to take your exercises outdoor. And while this can be a great idea, it’s important to keep safe while you do it. Everybody knows that sports training with Athletic Republic Pittsburgh is the best way to reach your goals. However, when you aren’t taking advantage of their amenities and trainers you will likely want to take your light workouts outside in the summer sun!

How to Train Safe in the Sun

While this is a great way to take advantage of the summer weather it’s also important that you do it safely. Athletic Republic Pittsburgh has put together the following article to guide you on the path to safe outdoor summer workouts.

Adjust Your Expectations

The first thing that you will want to do is to take your current training schedule and simply move it outdoors. However, this isn’t a great way to go about it because your body simply can’t handle exercising in the summer heat the same way that it does when you are indoors at Athletic Republic Pittsburgh. For this reason it’s important to adjust your expectations and know your limits. If you are a few minutes off from finishing your run but you are sure your body can’t handle any more, stop and finish it early. If you know that you can usually get more pushups done but are struggling to finish your set, simply do what you can and move on. This isn’t your body telling you that you can’t do it anymore, it’s simply your body reacting to the change in your workout environment. Remember to take it easy when you first start out and don't be afraid to dial back your outdoor workouts until your body can adjust.

Choose the Right Clothes

This isn’t a tip of fashion which advises you to go out and buy a whole new range of workout gear. Instead, it simply means to choose the right gear from your closet. Loose items are going to be your friend. Why? Because if you are running in anything tight then it will not only restrict your movements but it can also cause chafing and sweat to sit on your skin which can, once you stop running, turn cold and cause you to fall ill. Of course, it goes without saying that you should always be wearing a hat when exercising outdoors, even if the sun isn’t shining as bright as you would like. For the times when you aren’t exercising outdoor, choose a trainer at Athletic Republic Pittsburgh to help you reach your goals faster and safely. With expert knowledge and years of experience, you can trust that the trainers at Athletic Republic Pittsburgh know just how much your body can take and how to guide you through a safe workout. Call today at (724) 933-4317 to book your appointment and get started on your journey towards a healthier body and mind.

Choose the Right Time of the Day

Speaking of the sun's shining overhead, be sure that you choose the best time of the day to exercise. Between 2 pm and 4 pm is often a bad time because the sun’s heat is at its highest which means your body has to work harder to keep going. Instead, look at the forecast and choose times of the day which allow you to both enjoy the sun and not be drained by it! Of course, if you are exercising in a park, consider the time of day when the trees and landscapes provides as much shade and shelter as possible.

Stay Hydrated

It’s no surprise that you will sweat more when exercising during the day. This is fine - as long as you increase your hydration levels. This could mean jogging with a bigger bottle of water or taking more slurps of your sports drink. If you can feel your body crying out for hydration, don’t ignore it thinking that you’re being soft, give it hydration! The only thing this will do is help you to exercise longer and decrease the chance of injury.

The Best Sports Training in McCandless Happens at Athletic Republic Pittsburgh

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout and exercise time it’s no secret that a personal trainer is the way to go. Speak with Athletic Republic Pittsburgh today at (724) 933-4317 to learn more about the trainers they have available and the state-of-the-art training equipment available for you to use, and how combined, these can help you reach your sports training goals quickly and safely.