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Use the same trick mid-workout too: A 2011 study found that placing ice on the neck lowered athletes' perceived thermal strain, meaning they didn't feel as hot and could exercise longer. Walsh and May-Treanor, for example, dip their hats into ice water and drape cold towels around their necks during water breaks. Or try this method from Georgia Gould, 32, a Luna Chix Pro Team mountain biker who trains in 90°F temps in Fort Collins, Colorado: Fill a bag with ice and tuck it into your sports bra between your shoulder blades (for however long you can stand it!).
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