4 Important Tips To Keep In Mind While Working Out In Winters
Winter is right at our doorstep and it is going to bring along those days of extremely tight muscles and unending .
While not a LOT changes between working out in summers and in the winter, there are a couple of things that need to be looked at to prevent injury.
Here are 4 things you need to pay attention to while working out during winters:
1) Warm-Up Seriously Before A Workout
Not that you didn’t know this already but not everyone warms-up seriously. While in summers the body’s already warm and ready to kick it, in winters, it just isn’t.
An explosive dynamic warm-up is a great tool here. Pick a couple of body weight exercises and do a small 3-5 minute circuit. If your gym has a rowing machine, even better! Hop on and go balls out for 1-2 minutes at full throttle. Break a sweat.
2) Do Dynamic Warm-Ups. Don’t Bother With Static Warm Ups.
Dynamic warm-ups involve moving explosively for a couple of minutes and static stretching is nothing but standing at a place and stretching. Now, here’s where people get it all wrong.
A static warm-up should be done after the workout because the body is already warm and muscle tissues have more elasticity. A dynamic one should be done right before starting a workout, simply because it warms you up and gets you ready. Doing static stretching without doing a proper dynamic warm-up can cause injuries.
3) Drink Your Damn Water!
For obvious reasons, hydration takes a steep dip during winters. We just don’t feel thirsty. This doesn’t, in all cases, mean that we don’t need more water.
Once in a rigorous workout, during winter, you will realize how dehydrated you actually are. Keep a strict check on how much water you are drinking throughout the day.
4) Supplement With Curcumin And Citrulline Malate To Deal With Post-Workout Muscle Soreness
Soreness can cause twice as much as pain during winters. Curcumin (haldi) has shown to help with delayed onset muscle soreness in many pieces of research. It’s also a very potent anti-inflammatory agent. You can also look at CM that has recently hit the headlines for being helpful for soreness.