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Hot and Heavy: How to Survive an Extreme Workout When It’s Hot in Las Vegas

By August 21, 2019 No Comments

The average daytime temperature for summers in Las Vegas is around 103 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s a dry heat, so it’s not as bad as coastal 103 but working out in these conditions can still be a challenge. You can’t allow the heat to stop you though! 

We hear to help. For an extreme workout guide in Las Vegas’s crazy heat, keep reading. 

Las Vegas Extreme Workout 

Whether your jam is basketball, baseball, biking the beautiful mountain ranges, or just going for a jog, the heat is going to take its toll. All activities become harder when the sun is at your back, so make sure to prepare before your exercises and be careful when you’re out!

Give Me That Sweet H2O 

It’s a no brainer that you need to stay hydrated. 

But how much water do you need? 

We’re no mathematicians, but there is a hydration calculator you can use to figure out how much you should be drinking. We recommend checking in on this until you get your barrings and know how much to plan for. 

We also recommend having sports drinks or fruit drinks to help replenish your necessary electrolytes and nutrients. Drinking water without any sort of nutritional support makes it hard for your body to absorb the H2O. 

Eye On The Sky

You may feel fine at the start of a workout, but the middle and end are what you need to be extremely cautious of.

When your body starts to burn through the energy in your system the draining will happen fast. So keep an eye on the weather. If it’s going to get hotter, or if it’s not going to cool off until 5 am, be careful how much you push yourself. 

Take note of how far you are from an air-conditioned space. If you’re new to exercising in Las Vegas, try training yourself indoors and with a group before diving all in on an outdoor workout. Work in junks and build up an understanding of how your system responds to the heat before committing to a full workout. 

Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

If you’re out doing something new and the heat is pounding, remember to look out for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. They can come out of nowhere, so here’s a quick refresher on them. 

Heat Stroke Symptoms: 

  • A rapid pulse
  • Waves of confusion
  • Hot and dry skin without sweat
  • Body temperature is greater than or equal to 105 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Seizers
  • Unconsciousness

Heat strokes are what you need to be especially cautious of. If you (or someone else) sees signs of a heat stroke stop whatever you’re doing and call 911 immediately.

Heat exhaustion can turn into heat stroke if untreated so know the precursing signs too. 

Heat Exhaustion Symptoms:

  • Chilled Skin
  • Dark Urine
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Profuse Sweating
  • Weak Feeling

The young and the old can suffer from heat exhaustion, which is why we recommend acclimating to the Las Vegas climate before doing an extreme workout. 

More Vegas Life

We hope this guide to a Las Vegas extreme workout has been helpful and you’ll be able to exercise in a safe way. For more on Las Vegas ideas and fun, swing by our blog page where we have tons of content.

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