This morning at the gym I found myself feeling weak as fuck. I had a hard time lifting slightly more than half the weight I did the previous workout. Chalk it up as a fluke or could it be due to the sudden extreme cold we are having?
Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps. - Emo Phillips
Had to chime in on this one... cold weather screws my working out up BAD! Joints are sore, forever to get warmed up, you name it. I just don't make close to any progress when the weather is super cold. Every year in my head I am psyched like yeah it's winter time to put some size on, then I get all gimped up and can't hardly train cause I'm halfway injured all winter. This year is no exception, burns my ass!!
Cold weather doesn't bother me at all, unless the specific place I am training in is really cold. However, I've trained outside in 20-30 degree weather, and it wasn't that bad. If my skin is covered I'll heat up pretty quick.
One thing I like to do now is take super-cold showers in the morning though, wakes me the fuck up and clears my head.
Man, I love winter for training. I am more focused because I don't see the pretty sun (and sun dresses) outside. The cold makes me feel alive. I work out side about 60% of the time for my employment. I bear down more and concentrate. But I also snowshoe, snow board, kayak and hike throughout the winter. More snow the better. The only thing I don't like about is driving on the freeway. You either have someone doing 30mph in the fast lane or some knucklehead going 100mph helter skelter bouncing in and out of lanes.
hey i feel ya! try sitting in the sauna for a good 8minutes and youll feel so much better! i notice my gym lowers their temp and my bench has been suffering. i powerlift and bb in summer so when i hit pass 3 plates i feel the creak in the elbows without proper warm up. also squats too big time! anything past 3 plates for reps and im not feelin like a happy camper!