Summer Workout Essentials

Summer Workout Essentials

Team Castore - July 27, 2021

5 Tips to Beat the Heat including our Summer Workout Essentials

 

Summer workouts may bring with them a daily dose of vitamin D and a burst of endorphins but exercising in the heat doesn’t come without obstacles. Whether that’s the risk of dehydration or burning, the sun can cause obstructions between you and your goals. That’s not to say these things can’t be prevented though. In fact, we’ve put together 5 tips to help you beat the heat and maximise your performance during warmer conditions.

Exercise at the right time

When it comes to summer workouts, choosing when to exercise is important. Try to avoid the hottest times of the day which are usually around lunchtime to late afternoon. Ideally, plan your workouts for early morning or late evening when it’s cooler. This will mean you’ll be less at risk of heat exhaustion and be able to make the most of your workout. 

Stay hydrated throughout

Whatever the weather, staying hydrated is important. However, throw higher temperatures into the mix and it’s even more crucial. After all, hot weather causes you to sweat more as your body tries to cool down. So, to keep up your performance levels and avoid dehydration, you’ll need to replace the water you lose by drinking plenty of fluids.

Always wear SPF

Exercising in the sun? Then it’s vital you wear SPF, especially if you’re unable to avoid the hottest times of the day. Look for something with UVA and UVB protection and better still, you can now get sweat-proof sun cream which is perfect for workouts. Just make sure you always reapply when required to protect yourself from skin cancer.

Take breaks

They say ‘no pain, no gain’ but when it comes to working out in the heat, it’s wise to avoid any pain. Overworking yourself in hot conditions can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or even worse, heat stroke. It’s important to listen to your body and stop if you’re not feeling right - your body will thank you in the long run.

Wear appropriate clothing

Wearing the correct clothing to exercise in can have a serious effect on your performance. Lightweight and breathable fabrics will enhance ventilation and keep you cool in the heat, whereas sweat-wicking designs are a godsend for keeping you fresh and dry. Luckily, at Castore, we’ve got all the activewear you need. Discover some of our top picks for summer workouts below.

Mint Pro Tek Training Vest

  • Breathable fabric to keep you cool
  • Quick-drying technology to keep you fresh and dry
  • High stretch for easy movement

 Blue Pro Tek Stretch Shorts

  • Lightweight to keep you cool
  • High stretch for easy movement
  • Quick-drying technology to keep you fresh and dry
  • Relaxed adjustable fit for increased comfort

Grey Gym Tech Shorts

 

  • Lightweight breathable fabric to keep you cool
  • High stretch for easy movement
  • Athletic fit for added comfort

Light Grey BNS Performance Tee

  • Sweat wicking to keep you fresh and dry
  • High stretch for easy movement
  • Precision laser cut holes and mesh panels for optimal ventilation

Mint Performance Cap

  • Breathable and lightweight to keep you cool
  • Adjustable fit for increased comfort

Teal Pro Tek Stretch Jogger

  • Lightweight to keep you cool
  • High stretch for easy movement
  • Quick-drying technology to keep you fresh and dry

Grey Pro Tek Training Polo

  • High stretch for easy movement
  • Breathable fabric to keep you cool
  • Quick-drying technology to keep you fresh and dry

Featuring products suitable for every condition, check out Castore’s performance-enhancing ranges here.