Hot Tip: Workout in Hot Weather

Bodywork: Pulse

Jun 23, 2011
Outside Magazine
cycling indoors

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A study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that cyclists who worked out in a 100-degree room for ten days experienced a 5 to 10 percent improvement when they later competed in 55-­degree conditions. Researchers speculated that, among other benefits, the heat increased blood flow to muscles, improving efficiency over time.

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