Muscle fatigue in hot weather

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I was wondering if this happens to anyone else. I've always been this way, but previously put it down to 'I'm too lazy/unfit'. In summer, in the heatweaves, my muscles all feel SO tired. Over the past few months I've been doing strength training (fun!) and jogging (horrendous). But for a week or two I've just not been able to. It's been too hot and I've felt awful. My husband thought I was overtraining at first because I've been trying to do as much weight/sets/etc as he does, but then I remembered this has happened in previous years, so maybe it's not. What do you think?

Edit - and I mean, walking up the stairs is difficult. No, it isn't usually.

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  • Shalaurise
    Shalaurise Posts: 707 Member
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    Sounds somewhat reasonable. Have you tried upping your water intake? I know the hubbs has to drink a lot more water when it is hot than when it is not.... though I am still waiting for summer to get here on Oakland at this point.
  • meganreinsch
    meganreinsch Posts: 30 Member
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    I agree - my body feels bloated and tired in the heat - not to mention living in an apartment with NO AIR CONDITIONING is painful! I fully agree that the heat brings about tiredness / laziness. It is hard to be motivated to do anything but sit by a fan. Thank-goodness most gyms are air conditioned. :)
  • Timshel_
    Timshel_ Posts: 22,834 Member
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    I feel it, especially being older now. This year I cut my outdoor afternoon workouts in half and found myself skipping days. I KNOW I should adjust the time I workout, but I haven't. When I do workout I see increased HR's and quicker fatigue.

    Now, in AZ we have been in the 110 range lately, so I do 'ok' up to around 100 degrees.
  • kill3rtofu
    kill3rtofu Posts: 169 Member
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    Are you outside a lot? The sun/heat drains you [serious]
  • lucygoesrawr
    lucygoesrawr Posts: 184 Member
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    Yeah, I do drink more, it doesn't seem to help though :/ I do try to avoid going outdoors (unless I'm jogging, of course), bright sunlight gives me massive headaches anyway.

    Air conditioned gym sounds lovely... sadly, I'm too poor to afford a membership - we use my brother-in-law's weights in our bedroom, which has a fan but is still far too hot.
  • splashtree2
    splashtree2 Posts: 277
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    I was wondering if this happens to anyone else. I've always been this way, but previously put it down to 'I'm too lazy/unfit'. In summer, in the heatweaves, my muscles all feel SO tired. Over the past few months I've been doing strength training (fun!) and jogging (horrendous). But for a week or two I've just not been able to. It's been too hot and I've felt awful. My husband thought I was overtraining at first because I've been trying to do as much weight/sets/etc as he does, but then I remembered this has happened in previous years, so maybe it's not. What do you think?

    Edit - and I mean, walking up the stairs is difficult. No, it isn't usually.

    Do you take vitamins and magnesium and potassium, do you use protein powder to recovery? it might be the missing of those