3 Ways to Prepare for Working Out in Colder Weather

Brrr… the temperatures have dropped down in New Jersey, home of the BRD Sport headquarters. BRD Sport has a philosophy: don’t let the pain from muscle sprains and strains and conditions like arthritis and tendinitis keep you out of the game or your everyday activities. And neither should the cold weather! Together, let’s dive into three ways you can prepare for working out in colder weather:

Begin your day or workout with dynamic warm-up exercises to keep your body moving and your muscles warm. 

The keyword in the sentence is dynamic. Dynamic warm-up exercises get the body moving. Think of popular dynamic warm-up exercises like butt kicks, high knees, arm swings, and lunges. Dynamic warm-up exercises are proven to help improve performance, prevent injury, and enhance strength, power, and range of motion.

Looking for innovative dynamic warm-up exercises? Check out a few from Runner’s World.

Wear the right kind of attire to maintain proper body temperature.

A major pro of working out is that you can do it from almost anywhere, but you have to be mindful of the climate and environment of where you workout in. When the first coronavirus spike occurred earlier this year, the fitness industry shifted from an in-person gym model to a workout- from-home model, encouraging people to stock up on gym equipment and get accustomed to a different environment. If you’re keeping to an indoor workout during the colder seasons, your attire may look similar to what you’ve been wearing all summer. However, if you’re taking your workouts outside, you’ll want to layer up strategically without bundling too much and putting yourself at risk for overheating. 

Check out Active.com’s article about how to dress for cold weather exercise with a base, mid, and outer layer.

Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate!

Did you know that the air during the winter months is even drier than the summer months? Don’t be surprised if you feel thirsty after a long bout of exercise! The key here is hydrating before, during, and after your workout to ensure you space out your water intake and get enough throughout the day. 

Interested in learning more about how much water to drink before, during, and after a workout? Look at these tips from TrainingPeaks.

With all this talk about working out, it’s getting the wheels moving here at BRD Sport. BRD Sport is excited to offer athletic braces, socks, and face masks for people of all ages. Find your relief in motion at www.brdsport.comand we hope it gets you through your workout through all the seasons!

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