According to the time of year, there are many outdoor factors that may affect athletic performance.
How does the climate influence athletic performance?
There’s no question that environmental factors always influence the lives of sports people and that weather conditions are extremely important. Whichever of your favourite season and whether you prefer warm or cool conditions to train, as a sports person, environmental circumstances can determine whether you can give your best.
Although all this varies depending on your sport and your individual characteristics, when the time comes to choosing where to start training for a new challenge, it is important to consider factors like the temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure.
Heat and humidity also affect physical abilities. In extreme conditions, our bodies lose their ability to stay cool, causing dizziness, cramps and even extreme exhaustion after a day training in the heat.
When planning new goals, remember to consider the temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure of your training destination
Train all year round in the Canary Islands
A superb geographical location with a broad choice of sports facilities and, above all, a fantastic climate, make the Canary Islands the destination of choice to get the most out of your pre-season training programme. More and more athletes are choosing the archipelago for its marvellous mild climate, which is perfect for effective training. We are not just talking about the depth of winter, but every month of the year.
It is also worth mentioning that a consistent training routine not only improves performance, but also reduces the risk of injury. Although athletes should be ready for all kinds of weather conditions, in most cases, training in an environment conducive to performance help to achieve success.
The climate in the Canary Islands makes it the destination of choice to plan a comprehensive, effective pre-season training programme
Elite athletes choose the Canaries
Numerous European teams chose the Islands to train for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016 due to the mild climate prevailing in the Canary Islands, ideal for training for competitions.
With 4,800 hours of sunlight a year, little rainfall, and no extreme heat or cold (temperatures range from an average 23°in summer and 19° in winter),the Canary Islands are the perfect destination. There are good training facilities everywhere, but how many can guarantee a great climate, 365 days of the year?