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    Default Weather and training/recovery

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    This may seem like an odd question, but does weather play any significant role in training/recovery?

    I知 44, probably an advanced novice, and was making good gains during autumn/winter (I train in a basement gym with no AC or heat ). Cold weather training was great.

    Now that it痴 hot and humid, my strength seems to be not just stagnant, but actually regressing.

    Previous squats at 295x5x3 are now unachievable. I知 struggling on 245x5x1!

    As far as I can tell the only training variable that has changed has been the weather.

    Is this possible?

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    Thanks. I was familiar with the article on cold weather training, but my google skills failed on the hot weather article.

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    I train in my garage in Houston and have the same challenges. I'm doing NLP so not much training history, but I swear I was making more solid progress when it wasn't so damn hot outside.

    Buy a big fan and sit in front of it between sets to cool down. Drink lots of water in between sets as well. Keep a sweat towel around so you don't waste copious amount of chalk.

    I've never tried the multi-shirt method, but now I will for sure.

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    I知 pretty sure recovery is harder too. I知 guessing a hot, no AC bedroom prevents a deep quality sleep in comparison to a centrally heated bedroom in cool weather.

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    Until 1999, I lived in a frame house in North Texas with only a fan in my bedroom. No AC, heat was a wood stove.I managed to train hard.

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    Does WFAC have AC?

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    Of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Until 1999, I lived in a frame house in North Texas with only a fan in my bedroom. No AC, heat was a wood stove.I managed to train hard.
    Oh, I知 still training just as hard. It just seems that progress is harder to come by. In fact, as I stated initially, it seems I知 regressing. It痴 frustrating.

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    Progress does that as you train for years. Are you eating enough? Heat kills the shit out of an appetite.

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