Posted on April 10, 2018
We are delighted to announce that the team at Xtreme CSC Cashel have been working hard building a brand new on-site studio and have some great new classes available! Some of these include heated classes, continue reading to find out the benefits of exercising in a heated environment:
Benefits of Training in a Heated Studio:
- Increases Flexibility
- Increases cardiovascular fitness
- Increases anaerobic performance
- Burns more calories
- Increases oxygen delivery to muscles
Heat training not only does a better job at increasing VO2 Max than altitude but it also does a better job for the body withstanding a wider range of temperatures.
Heat training leads to increased flexibility. It also increases an athletes blood plasma volume which increases cardiovascular fitness.
It increases anaerobic performance, increases skeletal muscle force and makes a person train better in both hot and cold temperatures.
Heated training will result in the body burning more calories rather than converting into additional fat tissue.
Working out in heat, your body will eventually dissipate heat more effectively and it also increases oxygen delivery to muscles.
Tips for Increasing Performance in Heat
- A few weeks before the big event, carry out interval training sessions in hot conditions. Our research suggests seven 40-minute sessions over 18 days would be ideal.
- Cool your body as quickly as possible after heat training. Research has shown that this reduces your perception of how hard you have worked and limits tiredness without reducing the benefits of training. Drinking a cold drink, like a slushy, works as well as dunking your body into a cold bath and is a lot more pleasant!
- During exercise, you should drink to satisfy thirst rather than seek to immediately replace all the fluids you lose through sweat. Sweat loss can be up to 1,200ml an hour, but the human body can only tolerate around 500ml fluid intake an hour. So ensure you are well hydrated before training or competing, then drink according to thirst during the event and hydrate properly afterwards. Over-hydration is potentially more damaging than moderate dehydration.
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