Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Other

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
Frank Needham
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 543
Default Maybe you can relate...

to the heat!! It is so hot here in Vegas I have to wait for the cold water in the shower to get cold as possible for my post work-out bath but it never gets cold!! It is somewhere between cold and warm!! Can't catch a break here. My garage gym? You'd think that after I open the garage doors it would at least be less hot, but no, it almost seems warmer. And that is in the AM for goodness sakes...I can't wait till I have the opportunity to set a 10k cfm evap cooler and punch it in to the garage.
__________________
"Lack of sleep makes cowards of us all."
Frank Needham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
 
Garrett Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,368
Default

Suck it up dude!

I worked out outside twice this weekend here in hot Tucson, AZ. One day back squats, one day weighted chins and standing presses. Saturday was 101, yesterday was 99 and starting to get pre-rain humid.

Find some shade, I have a big tree in my front yard. For the garage, a couple good fans will do.

The most important step is this, and it is the hardest one. Do not complain about the heat. The more one complains, the hotter and less bearable it becomes very quickly. Appreciate the heat for the easy warm-up it gives to your joints and muscles.

Drink water that has some kind of minerals in it (I used some Emergen-C packets). Keep a towel or t-shirt around to wipe off the sweat.

That's it.
__________________
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
Frank Needham
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 543
Default

wow Dad, like, don't lecture me ok?!
__________________
"Lack of sleep makes cowards of us all."
Frank Needham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 10:26 PM   #4
Scott Kustes
Senior Member
 
Scott Kustes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,048
Default

Ahh, southern California...70 degrees on a daily basis. Nope....can't relate. Though if I were still in Louisville, I'd be able to relate...it's been regularly over 90 with heat indexes in the low 100s throughout June there.
__________________
Scott

Fitness Spotlight
Scott Kustes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 10:53 PM   #5
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
 
Garrett Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,368
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Needham View Post
wow Dad, like, don't lecture me ok?!
I guess I hear enough of it from my wife and others coming in my office, that I'm a bit sensitive.

"It is SO hot outside!"

"...NOOOOOOO - really?"

I am serious about the not complaining thing though. Helps with just about everything, IMO.
__________________
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2010, 10:54 PM   #6
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
 
Garrett Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,368
Default

Actually, I really like working out outside in the heat. One reason is that no one comes outside, so I have my workout in peace. The heat is worth it in that way.
__________________
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 04:20 AM   #7
Allen Yeh
Senior Member
 
Allen Yeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 4,245
Default

It's pretty hot here...but it's really the humidity that kills me. Right now I feel like i'm swimming when I'm outside.
__________________
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
-Kelly Starrett
Allen Yeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 06:06 AM   #8
Derek Simonds
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Deland, FL
Posts: 4,231
Default

Frank I am with you. This morning the garage was sweltering but when I opened the door the humidity dang near knocked me down. Down here I say all the the time it sure is hot but at least its humid... People have no sense of humor any more I tell you. It seems like every day for the past month it has been well over 100 heat index. Kind of sucks when the air coming off the fans is hot. Have you tried one of those fans that blows a mist? I wouldn't here as there is so much moisture in the air already but out in LV that might help.
__________________
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

http://westvolusiawellness.com/
Derek Simonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 01:44 PM   #9
Frank Needham
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 543
Default

All the moaning and complaining is in fun....nice to hear others love the heat too hah! I do agree with G in the sense that I don't let it bother me but try and enjoy the good sweat I get going. That 10k cooler will push so much air it'll be a joke.....saw 'em being used at one of our local gymnastices facilities the other day and they are just silly.
__________________
"Lack of sleep makes cowards of us all."
Frank Needham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 07:33 PM   #10
Yuen Sohn
Senior Member
 
Yuen Sohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 957
Default

Oh man, I'm all about bitching and moaning. That's what the internet is really for, anyway.

Yeah, it was pretty hot in NYC last week too, so I can relate -- especially since my local gym doesn't have AC. I do tend to get energized off of the misery of others though, so overall it wasn't too bad, except for the part about almost passing out in the supermarket's frozen food section on the way home.

Of course my 74 year old dad played 18 holes of golf on the hottest day, and insists on carrying his own bag and never even considers driving a cart. He's a graduate of the Iron John School of Golf.
Yuen Sohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator