Ten things stopping your workout sliding out from under you.
Sweat everyday – that’s a mantra we live by. We crank up the internal thermostat by moving our bodies. Muscles engage, the heart pounds, and slowly the skin bubbles with sweet pearls of sweat. We're working out, we're working hard, and we love it.
As the weather gets warmer, our bodies heat up faster so our thermoregulator comes to the rescue to cool us down. This means we start sweating before class even starts. Ugh! This means we're going to be extra sweaty for the entire workout.
Have you ever tried to hold plank or lunge deeper with damp feet? Your heart knows you can do it. Your body wants to do it. But your mind is distracted. My feet are slipping. I can't hold this. I have to readjust. I hate sweat.
Then the instructor pushes you with an inspiring command, "Hold for 10 more seconds. You can do anything for 10 seconds!" Those final moments are the longest, most slippery, and unsafe 10 seconds of class.
Your mind is powerful and it controls your practice no matter how strong your body is. While you may want to shed layers to keep cool and lessen the intense sweating, we advise you to keep your feet covered with grip socks that provide a non-slip barrier between the sweat and the floor/mat/equipment. With the essential must-have grip gear, you'll find you can stay safe, stay put, and stay stronger during dynamic movements and steady holds.
Sweat happens. Don't let it suck the life out of your workout.
Toe Sox – Now available at your Virgin Active club. Ask a member of staff for more details.