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6. Equipment

Water Bottle: Hydration is essential to any workout. A good rule of thumb is drink BEFORE you are thirsty. If you are feeling thirsty, you are already dehydrated. When the body is 2% dehydrated it is 25% less efficient. Drink water throughout the day and prior to your workout to prevent dehydration. It is highly encouraged to drink water at any point throughout the workout.

Towel: In the Ramsey Student Center, a towel is available if needed while working out. Bring a small towel to wipe excess sweat during your workout.

Footwear: The type of footwear will depend on the type of exercise you participate in. If you are doing something that requires a lot of side-to-side movement, or directional changes, it may be beneficial to wear a shoe with ankle support. A walking or running shoe will be important if that is your chosen mode of conditioning.

Clothing: Select a workout outfit made of moisture-wicking fabrics. Consider wearing shorts, pants, or capris that are comfortable and appropriate for your chosen mode of exercise. If you choose to bike, investing in a pair of biking shorts would be a good idea. Again, the more comfortable you are, the more likely you are to continue training and reach your goal.

When working out in the Ramsey Student Center, always use a disinfectant wipe (found in canisters around the gym) to wipe down the equipment.


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