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TOPIC: Sweating at the gym

 
February 6, 2012 6:21 AM
its a badge of honor for me.
February 6, 2012 6:28 AM
Yes. Sweat at the gym. That's what it's there for.
February 6, 2012 6:32 AM
A little tidbit about sweat:

http://www.coachmeyer.com/factsaboutsweat.html
February 6, 2012 6:35 AM
QUOTE:

No sweat at the gym is wasted money.

This. If my shirt isn't soaked and my hair dripping when I leave then I didn't work hard enough.
  9618281
February 6, 2012 6:36 AM
I barely sweat at the gym. My underarms and he hair at the back of my neck get damp, meanwhile my husband can drench a shirt.
February 6, 2012 6:37 AM
I actually wish I could sweat more. I get red in the face, and produce these lovely exertion blotches all over (I get them during sex too. Ha - lucky me! happy ) and I do sweat some, but never get drenching wet. Ever. Even during spin class when I'm tipping into my zone 5 frequently, the most I have is a wet spot on my chest and of course forehead / hair sweat.

It's really good for you to sweat profusely. I'm jealous!
February 6, 2012 6:37 AM
Everyone has a different number of sweat glands in their body. It's a genetic thing.

Thus, the more you have, the more you sweat.
February 6, 2012 6:39 AM
I sweat pretty good, and I'm cherry-red in the first 10 minutes! I didn't know my knees could sweat until I started working as hard as I do now. My BF always looks like he's taken a bath after a gym workout. He sweats worse than I do! My dad doesn't sweat at all, whereas my mom does even with the slightest elevation of heart rate. It's genetic, I think!

IMHO, you're not doing it right if you don't sweat! ;) But I know some people just plain don't. If I see a sweaty person at the gym, I think they've worked hard, not that they are gross. So be proud of your sweat!
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February 6, 2012 6:39 AM
I have always sweated a lot! The gross part is I sweat from my head so my hair will be soaked like I just took a shower. It's awesome.
February 6, 2012 6:40 AM
for the first 3 weeks I never sweated at the gym....now,pretty much the same workout I leave soaked..feels good to 'think' thats all fat
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February 6, 2012 6:40 AM
I have the same problem! My face gets SO red it looks like I'm going to pass out! I actually went to the grocery store once after the gym (prob like 25 min after leaving) and someone stoppped me in the aisle asking if i was okay because my face was so red!!! It's embaresssing but I agree - it does make me feel like I accomplished something!


Sweat and be proud!!! :)
February 6, 2012 6:41 AM
i love the feeling of working out at the gym and ending up dripping in sweat, it makes a difference when a lot of people seem to want to look good there, i always clean my machines or weights,
February 6, 2012 6:41 AM
QUOTE:

I have always sweated a lot! The gross part is I sweat from my head so my hair will be soaked like I just took a shower. It's awesome.


Yup..that happens to me too!!! LOL
February 6, 2012 6:41 AM
your just getting back in to your fitness so it kinda normal because your body is ajusting. You may want to invest in some DRifit gym wear that helps to absurb moisture with your working out, but I don't think you should be too concerned about . It's part of the process...
Edited by 1WorkoutAtATime On February 6, 2012 6:43 AM
February 6, 2012 6:42 AM
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This is just out of curiosity, I recently started going back to the gym and I noticed that I really sweat a lot and no one else seems to be at all. As soon as I get warmed up I start sweating and my face turns bright red, lol. Everyone else looks normal, and I am getting really self concious about it. Has anyone else ever noticed this? I was at the gym for an hour, when I left my shirt was soaked, how does everyone else look so cool even the people really running on the treadmill? Just wondering, hope I'm not alone in this!! LOL

I used to always get really red in the face as well, and to be honest, I'd almost forgotten about it till I read this post (and its just occurring to me that it doesn't happen anymore since I lost most of my excess weight). I'm guessing its just part of your body getting used to all the exercise it wasn't getting before.

Rest assured, I do still sweat like a pig though, so I don't know the answer to your question, except maybe a lot of people in your gym aren't working as hard as you are, and I have seen a few people over the years who just don't seem to sweat that much (and I'd like to slap those bi+ches sometimes...LOL).

Keep working hard!
February 6, 2012 6:42 AM
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Sweat and be proud! If you're not sweating, you're not working hard enough.



Looooove This and totally agree!! LoL. I always work up a sweat, sometimes end up literally pouring sweat... And yea, I often feel like the only one sweating as much as I am- but it feels good because I know I'm kicking some serious ass. Cheers to all of us sweating bullets at the gym (or at home)!!!!
February 6, 2012 6:42 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

No sweat at the gym is wasted money.

This. If my shirt isn't soaked and my hair dripping when I leave then I didn't work hard enough.


Yup yup. I also don't feel like I worked hard enough if I don't sweat my arse off. Now I am a big person, so of course I sweat like a pig, but I also work hard when I'm at the gym. I WANT to sweat.
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February 6, 2012 6:42 AM
I sweat an awful lot at the gym, depending on what I am doing my clothes sometimes don't look like I am sweating but if you get up closer to me my face/hair are soaked. I think its a sign that you are doing something right, if you left looking beautiful than you did something wrong in my opinion.
February 6, 2012 6:44 AM
A poster I've seen recently:

If you still look cute at the end of your workout, then you didn't work hard enough!

Go ahead - sweat & be proud. Alot of those people not sweating are probably just doing alot of walking around. You're getting your moneys worth out of the gym!
February 6, 2012 6:44 AM
Haha, I leave the gym feeling gross and sweaty! (I don't know what I'm going to do when it's warm outside and the outside air doesn't cool me off anymore! Feel even more gross, I suspect!)

I don't even put antiperspirants on before going to get all of those gross toxins out of my body. Like everyone says - as long as you're wiping down your machine then no one will care!

Although I did have one instance where I went to go grab the rag to wipe down the machine and someone was on it already! I felt so bad and didn't really know what to do, I was just gone for a moment!
  1519567
February 6, 2012 6:45 AM
sweatings good..... it means you are removing heat effectivly. it also mean you are working yourself well! i sweat like a pig on a spit when i run! its good to sweat, feel proud your a sweater! :)
February 6, 2012 6:47 AM
If they aren't sweating, they aren't working hard enough. I'm thinking you may be an inspiration to those around you to work harder!
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February 6, 2012 6:48 AM
I wish I would sweat more! I am part asian, and I have never seen my mom sweat! I get really red in the face and my hair will get damp, and under the boobs, but I never have the underarm ring. And seriously, if it wasn't for my hair and just general good hygiene, I do not actually "need" a shower after.

My DH is drenched after his workout though.
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February 6, 2012 6:48 AM
You know that old Southern thing -- women don't sweat, they "perspire," even in 90 degree weather???

BULL HOCKEY. I sweat like a gorilla. Always have. And I love it.
And if the person working out next to me is sweating too, I think that's fantastic.

The lady who sometimes works out next to me in full makeup, hair done, AND perfume, and never breaks a sweat??? Now she ticks me off. wink

Wear your sweat loud and proud, girl.
  7647087
February 6, 2012 6:51 AM
One day it was pretty cool outside and I had been running on the treadmill at the gym. I stretched out afterwards and then got into my car. All my windows immediately steamed up. It was quite embarrasing! LOL

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