“Showing Off Is The Fools Idea Of Glory.”
Wearing less clothing and working out can be a bad idea during winter when the weather is cold. Bodybuilders around the world are notoriously known to remove their clothing once they feel they are warmed up. This may work against you to be at your best.
When you are cold the firing potential is low. You want to raise your body temperature to increase neuro-muscular firing potential. Ian King, a strength coach who has trained world’s top athletes, says “Your ability to recruit muscle fiber is influenced by your body temperature. This is one of the reasons that ability to express strength and the optimal time to train strength is influenced by the time of the day – early in the morning, your body temperature is low and your ability to fire the muscle is low.” I substantiate the above observation by Ian King, for I have always relatively lifted more weights in the evening than in the morning.
If you consider the advantage of neural drive to be paramount in heavy lifting, thereupon warm clothing is ideal. You do not want to lift weights when you are cold. If you allow your body temperature to lower too much during your workouts, it effects your arousal level, and your ability to recruit muscles. So, don’t be a fool and flaunt muscles when you are lifting weights.
Bruce Lee had rightly said, “Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.” I hope you are smart enough to be not called a fool.