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Working out in the humidity

I live in an area where the weather tends to be warm & humid for the majority of the year, but we rely heavily on the air conditioner! I have a lanai constructed across the back of my house that I use as a household gym. I have invested into battle ropes, a yoga mat, incline bench, mini trampoline, set of jump ropes & free weights, but the lanai features a brick floor & one wall that is absolutely built of screened windows. I have a easily appealing view of the lake behind my house. While I love having a fresh breeze, the conditions in the lanai frequently become warm & muggy. Because of the screens, it’s not possible to air condition the space. I utilize many box fans that don’t help much. I set the box fans to run at the highest speed, rest directly in front of the cool air, & yet I am dripping sweat before I’ve completed my warmup. It’s hard to get motivated. I often feel sluggish & lazy. I make an effort to get up extra early in the morning & workout before the heat of the morning. This morning, I began my workout session at seven o’clock. The outside temperature was already seventy-seven degrees. I went through my official warmup, utilized the battle ropes & then lifted weights. I jumped on the trampoline & did all weird kinds of crunches on the incline bench. I followed a guided workout for jumping rope on my cellphone. After an hour of strenuous exercise, I was dripping sweat & needed to drink a lot of water. After a cool shower, I felt great.


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