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Training choices in the heat of summer

bigrobbie

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I'm curious about you guys who do manual labor in the heat of summer as to how you approach the gym?

I find living in the Southeast the humidity is so draining and heat index so high I simply have nothing left for the gym.

Bulking is of course out of the question so I focus on cutting like a freak.

Saying that to say that between my job and 3 full body circuit routines a week is sufficient. Just hit lighter weight higher reps, less rest between sets....I stay pretty ripped but all I wanna do is sleep 😴

What are you other "blue collar" heat working bros doing for your summer training? I'm curious if others are in the same niche I've hit this summer?
 

Stanley B

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I work in the Texas sun. It is brutal. This summer has been a really rough one too. Lots of +100 degree days. I can’t even come close to lifting as heavy on a work day as if it was an off day. Higher reps is the way I have to go most the time. Some days I do better than others. I can’t eat sometimes it’s just too fucking hot.
I try and do my cardio at 3 am in garage on treadmill then work by 5. It’s a total struggle. I’m ready for it to cool off just a bit. Big diffrence from 104 to 90. Super tough to consider Tren this time of year.
 

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In college I worked for my best friends dad. He owned a huge arborist company. I dragged brush, carried logs, and trees and chipped and did ground work, cutting with chainsaw etc.

It was brutal. I was drinking like 2 gallons of water. We would take breaks and I was eating every single break and consuming tons of calories. I lost size and strength, although I was super lean and looked good and certainly was tan.

Nothing I did overcame it.

And like you said, I would go train at say 6pm at night and I was exhausted and weak and tired.

If I went home after work, I would fall asleep.

I don't have an answer for you sir. Just agreeing with you.
 

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My gym is in my garage in the southwest. The summers here can get to 120. Normally when I go outside to my gym to workout at about 7pm it’s still 100-110 still outside. I have a big garage fan that helps. I also play basketball and go for runs when it’s 100+ out still. The shutdown of Covid made me invest in a total gym for my garage. It’s been a few yrs now of this outside routine and I guess I’ve just got used to it. I ensure I drink a bottle of water with electrolytes before and after my workouts to replenish. I go for 45 sec or less between sets when it’s so hot. That gets my workout done in about an hour so it’s not so bad.
 
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