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  • Heat sickness.

    OK, I cope pretty badly with warm weather.
    BUT my weighted-walking sessions are usually around late morning or early noon (when uni stuff and shopping needs doing).
    And my heat-sickness is back.

    All I did was walk for 35min-ish either way with 25kg, not my lowest weight, but I've been on it for long enough to know it isn't an issue in itself. I had breakfast earlier and drank some water on the way. By the time I got home I was so overheated I felt like throwing up.

    Is there anything I can do to stop this or should weighted-walking be off the cards until it's cooler?
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    Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

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    I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
    I'd apologize, but...

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    I'm not sure if this will work for you but one idea we use at work (outside in AZ temperatues 90-100+ wearing bullet proof vests) is to slip those reusable freezer packs between our undershirts and our body armor. It does a decent job of keeping the core cooled. That said, it does not last long but it is definitely better than nothing. Perhaps you could put one under the weight vest?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by canio6 View Post
      I'm not sure if this will work for you but one idea we use at work (outside in AZ temperatues 90-100+ wearing bullet proof vests) is to slip those reusable freezer packs between our undershirts and our body armor. It does a decent job of keeping the core cooled. That said, it does not last long but it is definitely better than nothing. Perhaps you could put one under the weight vest?
      No vest, but I may try strapping it between my back and the bag.
      Also contemplating forcing in some extra water over the day (maybe with rehydration salts).
      --
      Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

      --
      I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
      I'd apologize, but...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kochin View Post
        No vest, but I may try strapping it between my back and the bag.
        Also contemplating forcing in some extra water over the day (maybe with rehydration salts).
        Ah, sorry, I thought it was a weighted vest. Perhaps you could wear a camel back filled with ice and a little water. That would provide a cooling agent and a means to hydrate.

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        • #5
          Back when I worked in a factory that was not air conditioned, during the summer I would get up at 5:00 am and run several miles, sweating like crazy. Doing that I was able to tolerate working in a 100F+ environment.

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