Hot and humid weather makes me tire more quickly

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  1. The Meat

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    Just last night I was playing with a friend from 6-9p.m. The weather was sunny during the day and clear at night, the average temperature was around 90 degrees and humidity was awful that night. I usually play for about 3-4 hours each session but this time I could only barely reach 3 hours. I was completely soaked and every part of my body hurt the very next day.

    My question is if the humidity is high, do you tire more quickly? Is it because you have more difficulty sweating out because of the evaporation of sweat is being hampered by the moisture in the air?
     
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    i was going to answer this with the meme "you dont say?" but looks like your asking a serious question and my answer is yes if its humid it hard to sweat it out so your body is hotter than usual which makes your muscles more tired and fatigued . If its hot just drink a lot of water and youre good
     
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    You're making me hot
     
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  4. The Meat

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    Florida weather = Sauna at night.
     
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    I usually bring a couple of towels to wipe off(which were all soaking wet after practice), couple of waters and a bottle or two of a sports drink(which were all gone, and a few bananas, still felt like collapsing on court...
     
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    Heat sucks, ice rocks! Whereabouts do you live?
     
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    I played Wednesday night after 5 minutes of light rain around 5 PM. The sun then came out and it was the worst heat/humidity combo I've felt all summer.
     
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    Currently in Tallahassee for college. I should have brought ice with me, maybe sneak into school's lab and take a hunk of dry ice or liquid nitrogen to cool me off :)
     
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    Playing in hot and humid conditions may make you perspire more and dehydration becomes a problem. I find high heat and high humidity also make it harder to breathe which doesn't help the cause. And high humidity will slow evaporation of sweat which is our cooling mechanism.

    Drink a lot of water and/or gatorade or equivalent to keep hydrated and your electrolytes up. Probably not a great idea to play for three hours in those conditions, two hours should suffice.
     
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    I took chem as a freshman and sophomore and I can tell you that solid nitrogen is one of the most wonderful things in the world. On a practical note, whenever I see an empty beverage container, especially plastic, be it a cup or a bottle, I think of the freezers nearest to my bed.
     
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    And that's why, folks, for tournaments in hot weather, they always mention the temperatures!
    Like Vuelta a Espania, some days were 100, and they kept mentioning it.
     
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    The BAA allowed Boston Marathon runners to defer their slots to 2013 because the forecast for the 2012 marathon was in the 90s.
     
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