Warm weather training has been in practice for long especially for sports. The success of most sportspeople and trainees is dependent on the environment and weather in which they practice or train in. Training in warm weather is also practiced in other fields which do not involve sports. Training is so crucial that it cannot be skipped or assumed. The merits of training in warm weather include:
1. Stress free: In warm weather, those involved are at ease without any restrictions. One does not even require wearing heavy clothing. Cold days can therefore hinder some people to practice to the fullest according to their will which is not the case in warm weather training. The naturally warm weather is also good for relaxation and mind therapy which reduces the overall stress.
2. it`s safer when warm: During cold times like winter, training on dangerous ice and hail storms that can accidentally kill might be a great setback. It`s also darker during colder seasons which may reduce visibility during training. This is opposed to warm weather which mostly experiences beautiful sunny days.
3. Sunny days are a source of vitamin D: The sun is a cheap and natural provider of vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for strong bone and muscle development. The sun during early mornings and late evenings is actually a rich source of this crucial body building component. Taking basks before or after training would thus be of great importance to the trainers and trainees.
4. Easier and active body training: The human body is usually very active when in warm conditions. Muscles are even much at ease in the warm unlike when in cold weather.
5. No heavy clothing required: Everyone wants to be as free as possible during training. During warm weather less clothes or training attire are worn. This makes it easy during practice.
6. Injuries are well taken care off: There is no training that is absolutely free or secure from injuries. Some people can get hurt during the training and hence require first aid to treat injuries. It is much easier to treat wound injuries in the warm than when in icy environments. It is even easier to carry, or get your first aid kit during a warm weather than during hash and cold weather conditions full of hail storms and snow.
7. Gives an opportunity for new sceneries, environment and travels: If training in the warm is made a must, training might be done in another country where there are warm weather conditions. This may require the training team to tour and get to warmer places rather than their cold local places. This gives them exposure to the outer international world.
8. Reduced heart pulse rate: In warm weather less blood is retained in blood vessels unlike for cold weather conditions. The heart therefore pumps blood harder when one is in cold environments to ensure blood reaches all parts of the body.
9. Promotes a fast thermal balancing effect: During warm days, an individual undertaking training or an exercise starts sweating immediately. This is good as the evaporating of sweat leaves a cooling effect on the body. This is good for balancing body temperature unlike in cold weather the balance may not be achieved.
10. Ensures adaptation of hot conditions: With warm weather training the body is accustomed to fair on well in hot environment. With repetition the trainee is able to maximally cope with any of such surroundings.
1. Possible risks of sun burns: Warm weather entails a working in sunny days. Midday sum may contain harmful ultra-violet rays which aren’t suitable for the skin. A sunscreen lotion would thus be recommendable to curb this.
2. Much fatigue: Continuous exercises during the hot day sun may lead to unexpected exhaustion to the both the trainers and the trainee. This may derail the expectations or set target of the training.
3. Possible dehydration: In a warm weather condition the body sweats excessively hence much water is lost through sweat. The trainers and trainee must take plenty of fluids to ensure that they are hydrated as expected.
4. Stinky sweat experiences: Due to the warm bacteria is at favorable conditions for it to breed at ease. These bacteria may have metabolic processes that cause the sweat to smell which a setback to the person in training.
5. Possible vigorous training: Due to the many opportunities found in warm weather training, over training may be undertaken. This can lead to poor retention of skills to be learnt.
6. Trainees may be tempted to relax: Due to possible tiredness and free environment those involved may be lazy hence fail to stick to their plan in training.
7. Excess loss of salts: Mineral salts like sodium are very important. However excessive sweating can lead to their loss. One must therefore need to take a diet that replenishes the lost minerals back into the body.
8. Extra costs can be incurred: If one must travel to foreign lands for warm weather training some more money may be spent for travels and accommodation and can turn costly.
9. Might not be an assurance for success: It is not necessarily true and certain that training in the warm weather will yield success as expected.
10. Adaptability issues: Changing suddenly from warm training camps to cold ones or vice versa might not yield promising results as the bodies of the trainers and trainees might not be stable with the changes in weather conditions.