If you’re like one of the many thousands of people heading to the beach this summer, getting in a workout can seem challenging, especially if you practice martial arts like BJJ and muay thai.
Over the course of the last few posts we’ve been discussing how to get a great workout at the beach. In part one, we talked about how using the sand as a training tool can help you increase your strength, speed and agility, as well as the importance of warming up and staying hydrated.
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In the second part, we discussed a few exercises for increasing speed and explosiveness as well as quick toning exercises. You can read it by checking out the link below.
In today’s piece, we’re going to talk about the things you need to know to ensure you have a successful beach workout. If you’re getting tired of traditional karate classes in Raleigh, call Gracie today. We can give you a new challenge.
Make Sure Your Beach Workout Is Successful
First off, be sure to refer back to post number one in the series where we talk about the importance of hydrating and warming up before exercising. This is the best place to start to make sure your exercising is victorious.
Preventing Sunburn – Before hitting the beach for exercising, be sure to apply water-proof sunscreen. If you sweat a lot, then be sure to reapply every 45 – 60 minutes. Be sure to use the right SPF as well. If you’re really pale using a higher SPF sunscreen will keep your skin from burning.
Preventing Sand-burn – The sand on the beach can also burn your skin. If sand gets into your shirt, shorts, or socks, your skin can become irritated. You might even get a few blisters on your feet. Sand irritation might be somewhat unavoidable when working out on the beach so just be prepared to deal with it. Consider going barefoot to help avoid foot blisters and keep rinsing off in the water to wash away unwanted sand.
Soothe Your Hot and Tired Muscles – After a long and exhausting workout on the beach, let your muscles relax by taking a nice dip in the ocean or the pool to cool off. You should always cool down after exercising, so stretch your muscles out and then go swimming. A cool swim will help your body actually recover quicker.
We hope the information in these last few posts will help you get the best beach martial arts work out possible. If you’re looking for a new challenge in martial arts, keep reading to see how Gracie can help.
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