We started with our regular warmup (3 rounds of 10 each: sit-ups, pushups, squats, Samson stretch and good mornings).
Followed by 10 rounds of 10 wall ball Sit-ups (10lb. Medicine ball); 10 rounds of 5 picnic table deadlifts; and picnic table clean and presses. Swipe to see the movements.
The biggest challenge today was the humidity, it was hard to breathe before we even began.
Did you know exercising in high temperatures and humidity increases your core body temperature, and in an effort to cool itself, your body sends more blood to circulate through your skin. This leaves less blood for your muscles, which in turn increases your heart rate. (Mayo Clinic).
So go slow, get plenty of fluids so you don’t get dehydrated, and keep an eye on what you notice with your body.
Working out first thing in the morning and seeking shade can be a big help when working out outside.
With Lipedema we have to be extra careful, especially when we are wearing several layers of compression. So don’t try pushing yourself as hard when heat and humidity are not an issue.
Also, remember if you haven’t been working out like you are used to, due to Covid, you will need some time to build back up to where you were at.