When lifting, how should body temperature be like?

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  1. TheStriker

    TheStriker Green Belt

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    I am a newbie, and just had a question for the experienced folks around here. When going to the gym to lift, would it be better to have a high or low body temperature.

    The reason I ask is, my gym has a lot of fans, so sometimes its kinda cool. I was thinking instead of working out with shorts and t-shirt, I might go with track pants and hoodie while I lift to keep my body temperature hot, of course I will also regularly drink water.

    Will this be more beneficial to my lifts or will they do any harm/negative effects whatsoever?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Lusst

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    I uhh...don't really think it matters man.

    I've lifted in freezing weather, and I've lifted in fucking hot weather - they both pretty much equal to the same thing.
     
  3. TheStriker

    TheStriker Green Belt

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    Oh yah another thing, I overheard a coach before saying that when the bones and muscles in your body is warm, you will be less prone to injuries. Would this be true in anyway?
     
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    bacon Silver Belt

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    My warmups get longer as the weather gets colder.
     
  5. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    Well yea...if you dont warm up and go straight into working hard, chances are you're gonna tear a muscle or ligament or something.
     
  6. h7jb7sg1e

    h7jb7sg1e Blue Belt

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    train under conditions as similar as possible to your sport. if your training just for the sake of training its up to you.

    personally I train with track pants and long sleeves, low tops or high tops, not into MMA
     
  7. Lusst

    Lusst Red Belt

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    Right.

    The thing is: the same can be said for an athlete in either hot or cold weather.
     
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    Just use a rectal thermometer, like I do, while you lift
     
  10. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    311.4719 degrees Kelvin, no more, no less.
     
  11. DrBdan

    DrBdan Something clever

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    Wow Kelvin, haven't seen that since high school chemistry.

    Maybe I'm a n00b, but shouldn't your body temperature always be in the range of 36-38 degrees Celsius? Homeostasis and all that?
     
  12. Jim J

    Jim J Purple Belt

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    You are correct. Your body temperature should be constant. If your body temperature changes it is a result of being sick.

    Warming up produces heat, but that heat is lost through your skin. Your skin temperature will change if you are in hot or cold weather, but your internal temperature should be constant.

    All that aside, if you are in really cold weather you don't feel as limber. I think your muscles tense up in an attempt to keep you warm.
     
  13. nomilkforsanta

    nomilkforsanta Nathan

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    I heard a joke that went like, "i so cool i have to be measured in Kelvin"...it still makes me laugh.


    the temperature of the room place a HUGE part, I notice the most strength gains during winter when the gym is nice and cold...
     

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