Ever used rain as a reason not to train? Then this article is for you. But my phone will get wet, my hands cant grip the bar, Ill catch a cold, slip, or wont have time to get dry before work. Be honest these are all just excuses. Weve heard them all before, most of us even used them. Now its time to get rid of them. Heres how:
Excuse #1 But Ill get wet
A good waterproof jacket and a thick plastic bag to store your phone or other valuables is all you need. You can also invest in some waterproof headphones so that even when it rains, you can still listen to your favorite running playlist. And if all else fails, the good news is that your skin is waterproof. So score this excuse off your list.
Excuse #2 But Ill slip
Our solution: good shoes and gloves. Take a look at the bottom of your workout shoes. If theyre too smooth it will be very slippery on the wet ground. Same goes for your gloves. To be ready for the rain, get some shoes deeper grooves on their soles to get a better grip on the road. It will be more comfortable and lower at risk for injury when running, jumping or doing burpees. And gloves with rubber palms or fingertips so you can still grip that pull up bar.
Excuse #3 But Ill get ill
First thing to do after a rainy run outside is to get rid of those wet clothes. Take a hot bath, drink a cup of hot lemon and heat up your body again. Through a well-balanced diet you should always provide your body with enough vitamin C to boost your immune system and prevent you from getting sick. If your training spot is far away from home or youre worried you wont have time to get dry before work, pack some dry clothes into a plastic bag within your sports bag and change them directly after training. Always remember a towel, spare shoes and spare socks. No one enjoys cold, wet feet.
Excuse #4 And if I get caught in a rain shower unprepared?
Schedule your workout around the weather. Always plan your workout ahead by checking out the forecast the night before and schedule your workout in the dry hours of the day.
Excuse #5 I just really dont want to train in the rain
Ok, ok we get it. Maybe you just really really dont want to go outdoors when its raining. But this doesnt mean you cant train at all. There are plenty of indoor alternatives. For example: Hit the treadmill, do some weightlifting, train in the comfort of your own living room. No excuses.
Dont let rain dampen your progress. Get out there. Get wet. Get working. #NoExcuses #NoRainNoGain
source : https://www.freeletics.com