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#1 Stranger Danger

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:57 AM

I was curious after it felt like I was dying from the heat yesterday how you folks prepare and handle hot ass days in the sun.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

I drink a lot of water?


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:13 AM

Drink early and often. If you know you'll be out in the heat, start hydrating the day before. If you're expecting multiple days, or insane heat, start two days before. Yes, that means cutting back on alcohol in those days too.

You should also have a rough plan for how much to drink and when (I generally do a bottle per stage, with several glasses beforehand).

What you eat is equally important. It affects how your body absorbs water and how thirsty you feel. E.g. wolfing down Doritos is probably going to make you down more water than necessary.

Beyond hydration, I wear cool (literally) clothing and keep a bandana in the bottom of my cooler that I can wrap around my neck. It helps lower my body temperature and improves comfort level. Find shade when you can, and don't work harder than you need to (e.g., don't be the guy that walks down to the 40 yard targets every time)
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:19 AM

noun: hydration; plural noun: hydrations
 
the process of causing something to absorb water.
 
 
 
I have found the easiest way to accomplish this is to put the water in the mouth and swallow it with your tongue.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:49 AM

I agree with everything Sliv said. On the hottest days I bring a big cooler that stays in the truck. Ice, water, Gatorade, apple juice, and frozen red grapes/any fruit.

GU Energy makes products for endurance sports. The calorie output isn't the same, but I really like their hydration powder that you add to water. Their Rocktane Energy Gel is quick/easy and has a small amount of caffeine. Great for near the end of the match when you start to fade.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:54 AM

Get out in the heat more often. Seriously, inoculate yourself.

 

Run, jog, wow the yard in the middle of the day. Just something to normalize working in the heat.


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#7 Stranger Danger

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:03 AM

Get out in the heat more often. Seriously, inoculate yourself.

Run, jog, wow the yard in the middle of the day. Just something to normalize working in the heat.

I’m in the heat every day. I spend a great deal of time in my shop and this time of year it stays above 90 in there

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:17 AM

Okay, then start a lot of water 2 days before the match, get a Frog Togg ChillyTowel or something to help cool down. Cold water during the match, sitting, and shade go a long way as well.



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:55 AM

Drink a bunch of water, before, during, after.

If you normally avoid salty food, eat some stuff a little higher in it, supposedly it helps you use/retain the water you drink.

Sleep, being sleep deprived screws up the body's ability to regulate everything.



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 11:17 AM

Brawndo, it’s got electrolytes!
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:00 PM

Gatorade is better than water. I drink it during the hot day. A lot.



#12 shmella

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

This is the dumbest thread ever



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:25 PM


This is the dumbest thread ever

 
 
Hold my beer...







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Posted 16 July 2018 - 12:57 PM

 

 
I have found the easiest way to accomplish this is to put the water in the mouth and swallow it with your tongue.

 

 

Isn't it easier to just swallow the water and leave the tongue where it is? 


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

From personal experience, just water and sports drinks aren't enough when it's truly brutal outside. Make sure you have salty snacks or food.

#16 shmella

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 01:14 PM

Isn't it easier to just swallow the water and leave the tongue where it is? 

If youre into that kind of thing, sure.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 01:23 PM

I schedule Banana bags for lunch breaks at majors. Seems to work well.



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 02:26 PM

Brawndo, it’s got electrolytes!


It’s what plants crave!

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 02:37 PM



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 02:50 PM

Hydrate early and often. I’m alternating between water, Propel and and occasional G2 Gatorade. The Gatorade can make me go acidy though so I drink it sparngly.

I was never a big ice or cold drinks guy, just go out, sweat lots and drink lots. Lots in, lots out, still don’t pee enough. I’ve been trying to use a cooler and colder drinks more recently though and it can help to lower your body temp.

Most of my live fire is in the middle of the day or late afternoon in Alabama, when the sun in low enough so that the bay coevrs provide little shade. I also am prone to weedeating large areas (3-4 tanks of gas easy) in the middle of the day so I’m reasonable innoculated. It still can take a toll though.
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