Dropping like its Hot
Recently I started doing “Hot Yoga Sculpt” at Corepower. The first class I was surprised when people started “Wuuing” and the teacher doing the “you-can-do-this-attitude”. I love adding extreme workouts to my weekly routine they make me feel so….“Rocky”
This morning I got to class with my 2L bottle of water, my 3 towels ready to kick some Yoga Ass. After 30 burpies I felt terrible, I couldn’t breathe I had to leave the room to get myself together.
So I started my research: Is it worth it working out in such HOT temperatures? The answer is NO. You burn about the same amount of calories on a steamy, muggy room as you do in a comfortably air conditioned gym. They usually do Heated Yoga for the stretching benefits, but this is more like a boot camp on a hot room then Yoga.
For the record, the only time extreme temperatures significantly rev up calorie burn is when it is so cold you start to shiver. Shivering is an involuntary clenching of muscles; its purpose is to generate heat and warm you up.
My conclusion, the sculpt work out is great but I rather do my “Rocky sessions” in comfortable environments.