Cold Weather Training Tips from Iron Camp Fitness
Warm Up Inside: Start with a thorough indoor warm-up to get the blood flowing.
Layer Up: Wear moisture-wicking base layers, an insulating layer, and a windproof outer layer.
Protect Extremities: Ears, fingers, and toes are most susceptible to frostbite. Wear gloves, thermal socks, and beanies.
Stay Dry: Wet clothing loses its insulating properties, increasing the risk of hypothermia. Opt for sweat-wicking apparel.
Mind Your Footwear: Ensure shoes have a good grip to avoid slipping on icy surfaces.
Hydrate: Even if you feel less thirsty, dehydration is still a risk in cold weather.
Watch for Ice: Be cautious of icy patches, especially if training early morning or late evening.
Limit Wind Exposure: If possible, train in areas shielded from the wind.
Know the Signs: Familiarize yourself with symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia. Stop if you notice numbness, excessive shivering, or fatigue.
Post-Training Care: Change out of damp clothes immediately and get into a warm environment.
Stay strong, stay safe, and embrace the cold with Iron Camp Fitness! 🌨💪