Exercising In the Heat

With the UK set to reach record highs today we’ve got some top tips to help you stay fit during the summer.

It’s important to stay active even during the warm summer months, we need to be safe though, here’s how:

  • workout early in the morning or late at night
  • exercise in the shade
  • dial back the duration & intensity of your workout
  • consider paying to use an air conditioned gym instead of training outside
  • drink plenty of water throughout the day
  • limit your salt intake to protect your blood pressure & hydration levels
  • limit your caffeine & alcohol intake as they can promote dehydration
  • wear sun cream & light clothing
  • ensure you’re still eating regularly even if the meals are lighter
  • listen to your body, if you feel faint or dizzy you must stop and seek shade
  • take a cold shower
  • room temperature drinks will hydrate you faster than cold ones
  • extend your warm up & cool down
  • Remember: it will feel harder in the heat…Expect this & just go with it

Have a great summer Fitness Friends,
Tom

Boulder Shoulder Workout

Strong Shoulders.. .

They look great & provide the foundation for all up upper body lifts…

Including shoulder development within your routine will help protect you from injury as well as aid you in continuing to progress in lifts such as your bench press…

We’ve got a simple & super effective shoulder workout for you:

– Military Press: heavy 5×5 (explosive press)
– Dumbell Circuit, slow, lot’s of tension 7reps each x 3 rounds
Front Raise
Lateral Raise
Rear Delt Flye
– Face Pull 3×10-15
– Y-Raise 3×10-15

Enjoy…