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11/09/2017
Are you struggling to get out of bed during the cold mornings to complete your training? This article has some great tips to help you out! When it comes to exercise and cold weather, it’s no surprise that the two don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. Or do they?

Don't Let Early Starts get the Better of You

The biggest challenge for people to get out of bed on a cold morning isn’t because exercise awaits them, it’s because they haven’t prepared their brains or their body for the experience. If you have been putting off working out during the cold mornings, Athletic Republic Pittsburgh has just the article to help!

Sleep

When it comes to training in the morning during cold weather, the hardest part is getting out of bed. After all, who can honestly look out the window at a cold morning and want to spring out of a warm bed and start exercising? People who have had a good sleep, that’s who! Getting a good sleep the night before is the best way to prepare your body for a cold workout. Why? Because your body repairs itself and gets everything ready for the next day while you are sleeping. If you aren’t getting a good sleep then you are waking up before your body has finished its job, leaving you in a state where you don’t want to get out of bed.

Warm Up

Even more so during cold weather, it’s important that you ‘warm up’ your muscles and your body. Of course, this isn’t likely to increase how toasty you feel, but it sure is a great way to prepare your muscles for what’s ahead. If your exercise progress has hit a bit of a plateau, whether it’s related to the cold weather or not, sports training in McCandless can help. Speak with Athletic Republic Pittsburgh today by calling (724) 933-4317 to learn about how moving your routine to a professional training studio can not only help you battle cold mornings but also help you reach your fitness goals safer and faster!

Don't Stop!

While they might one be enjoyable, cold morning do come with perks, such as beautiful scenery, early morning bird sightings, and even other weary-eyed joggers. It can be tempting to stop and appreciate these things, or even have a small chat, this is the easiest way to lose momentum on a cold morning, leading to you a potentially your exercise friend to cut your routine short and go home to warm up with a big cup of coffee. Start by stretching the muscles you intend to cerise, and then focus on those which sills purport it. Too many athletes rush their warmup or their stretches and forget their support muscles, leading to poor posture during their exercises.

Wear the Right Clothes

While you don’t have to go out and buy a new war brome every time the season changes you do need to make sure that you are wearing the right gear for the task. The best place to start is by looking for clothes which can wick sweat away from your body. As you exercise your body sweats. During the hot weather, the sun can often take care of this for you. However, during the cold weather, your sweat can stick to your skin where it can cause you to become ill. The easiest way to avoid this is to wear clothes which will keep you warm but also keep you sweat free.

Listen to Your Body

It’s important to acknowledge that your body reacts different other cold weather than it does to the hot. For this reason, be mindful about how your body is reacting. If you can feel your body pushing back earlier than it would, instead of forcing through, take it easy for a few days and work your way up. In addition to the change in temperature, the quality and temperature of the air you breathe is also different, causing your body to react differently.

Move Your Routine to a Sports Training Center in McCandless

When it comes to cold mornings, there is no better place to work out then a climate controlled (don’t’ think this means toasty warm like your bed, it just means more comfortable!) workout space. Of course, the best space for this is at Athletic Republic Pittsburgh. Give them a call at (724) 933-4317 to find out about the range of programs available and how working out in a professional sports training space can boost your progress and help you reach your fitness goals faster and safer.