(E3/4) Sets Across
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compare to 6.21.10
then 3 Rounds NFT of:
20 Walking Lunges
30 Double Unders
Beat the Heat!
You've no doubt noticed that it's getting hotter in the gym as we creep deeper into our first summer at Degraw Street. This change of environmental conditions comes with some new responsibilities that we all need to be aware of. The two biggest risks when working out in high or humid temperatures are dehydration and heat stroke. Dehydration occurs when your body loses more water than it requires for normal functioning and heat stroke occurs when your body temperature rises faster than you can regulate. Both of these conditions are very serious and can lead to sickness and even death in extreme cases. That being said, you can do a few simple things to make sure you're safe while working out:
1. Hydrate! Drink cold water before, during and after you exercise. We have two water pitchers in the fridge for everyone to help themselves to. We encourage everyone to bring their own reusable water container but also have cups available if you forget yours or don't own one. Try to drink water at regular intervals, you want to be taking in more water than you're losing so don't wait until you're thirsty to start chugging.
2. Listen to your body If you're feeling lightheaded, dizzy, nauseous, begin to cramp or display anything resembling fever symptoms, it's time to stop, cool-down and hydrate. Sometimes during hard workouts we try to "push through the pain" but remember that putting yourself at risk in order to shave off an extra :15 seconds is both dangerous and contrary to why you're here in the first place. (to get fit!)
We also have ice in the freezer available in both cubes and cups that you can grab to eat, rub on your body (head,neck,chest, armpits..) put in your drinks or throw at Shane. Additionally, I've ordered two industrial fans which should come in later this week.
If you've got any questions don't hesitate to ask one of the coaches or post to comments.