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      07-26-2020, 12:16 PM   #1
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anyone lift outside during cold winter

Since covid I've been lifting dumbbells outside on my balcony. Even with temps in the upper 90's and high humidity I'm liking the experience.

I run in the winter, wash car in the winter so I'm looking forward to continuing to lift in the winter.

I'm trying to gauge how lifting will be with temps around freezing and wind rain or snow. Anyone lift in a unheated garage or even outside in the cold ?
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Impossible, only washing cars and running is possible during the winter.
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Since covid I've been lifting dumbbells outside on my balcony. Even with temps in the upper 90's and high humidity I'm liking the experience.

I run in the winter, wash car in the winter so I'm looking forward to continuing to lift in the winter.

I'm trying to gauge how lifting will be with temps around freezing and wind rain or snow. Anyone lift in a unheated garage or even outside in the cold ?
I have, not so much anymore though. Outdoor winter lifts were during college athletics. Just be sure you give yourself enough time to loosen up prior to getting into any heavy lifts. As temperature drops risk of injury goes up.
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I lift outdoors in the winter all the time, no issue. SOMETIMES I even wear a sweatshirt with my shorts.

Oh, you're not in California, never mind

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I lift outdoors in the winter all the time, no issue. SOMETIMES I even wear a sweatshirt with my shorts.

Oh, you're not in California, never mind
Iím north of Baltimore Maryland. Expecting quite a few below freezing workouts.

Find that when I run in the cold I run faster hope my lifting improves.
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Iím north of Baltimore Maryland. Expecting quite a few below freezing workouts.

Find that when I run in the cold I run faster hope my lifting improves.
I'm from relatively the same area, York PA, so about 45 mins north of Baltimore. So I've had plenty of winter workouts in that climate. Interesting that you run faster in the cold, my lungs would always be a little more fatigued. Hardest thing about getting a solid lift in the winter is getting the body to a solid temp. I'd start with a 15min run then get into it that way your HR is up and body is loose.
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I'm from relatively the same area, York PA, so about 45 mins north of Baltimore. So I've had plenty of winter workouts in that climate. Interesting that you run faster in the cold, my lungs would always be a little more fatigued. Hardest thing about getting a solid lift in the winter is getting the body to a solid temp. I'd start with a 15min run then get into it that way your HR is up and body is loose.
York, very nice. Brown's Orchard ?
Like shooting up and down I-83 when the roads are empty.

I've heard people talk about lung damage running in the cold but it never bothered me. Was worried about muscle tear in the cold.

thanks.
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