Cold Weather Workouts Help Me Train Harder
Finally! I’m so glad the cold weather is starting to settle-in down here in Florida. Maybe it’s because I can’t stand sweating profusely, but I find that working out in the cold helps me train harder. I think back to my football days and reminisce about practicing in the cold. We’d get out of practice without breaking a sweat, or so it seemed. We did sweat, but it wasn’t as bad as during the Summer.
When I’m working out in the cold I feel like Rocky. Remember that scene when he has a full beard and is carrying a log? Or was it dragging it? Well, that’s me during the cold months! I feel immune to pain and fatigue in the cold. It’s like I can go on and on and on with a workout, not that I do because it becomes counter-productive after a while. It also takes me a little longer to get warmed up when I’m working out in the cold, but it’s better than getting lightheaded like I do when I’m working out in the heat.
Not sweating as much is a catch 22 for me. On the one hand, I don’t feel gross with all that nasty sweat dripping and I can have a tough workout without being as sore as normal. The downside is that I can easily overexert myself due to the longer workout and I sometimes feel like I haven’t “done anything” since I didn’t sweat as much.
There’s a fine line, but at the end of the day I prefer to workout during the Fall/Winter than in the Summer.
What about you? Do you like working out in the cold or in the heat? Why?