*** GYM KIT (artificial vs cotton) VS SWEATING/BURNING FAT

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    Dec 14, 2012 8:40 AM GMT
    can u tell me if wearing artificial shorts and t shirt that helps u sweat more then cotton ones help you loose fat?

    the more you sweat the more fat you burn?

    why sportmen wear these artificial not cotton t shirts and shorts?

    I saw a few guys wearing two sweaters and very warm trousers and even hat at gym - does it help them to burn fat?

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    Dec 14, 2012 8:44 AM GMT
    No it doesn't help you burn fat it does help you lose water weight which comes right back after properly hydrating.

    Synthetic fabrics are fantastic for evaporating sweat, drawing it away from the body and helping you keep cool.

    Cottons are usually not super comfortable when your sweating heavily it tends to cling onto sweat and hold it against your skin.
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    Dec 14, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    Agree - sweat only represents lost water weight that you gain right back.

    Disagree - everyone on RJ seems to swear by Under Armour and similar workout gear made from manmade miracle fabrics that wick away moisture but to me they all feel like the '70s polyester that used to make my skin crawl, so I stick with "comfortable" 100% cotton.
  • B71115

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    Dec 15, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    I always laugh internally at coaches and trainers wearing plastic or vinyl suits or whatever they are to sweat. You either replace the lost fluids or you die.

    Now, why is the guy in the top picture asking about losing fat? icon_confused.gif
  • Pontifex

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    Dec 15, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    Just exercise naked....
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    Dec 15, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    From what I remember when I was reading about saunas, when you're hot, your heart pumps faster to increase your circulation to cool your body down. You will burn extra calories this way, but you'll burn a lot more calories in a shorter amount of time by walking on a treadmill.

    I wear Under Armor so I don't sweat as much and dehydrate. This was more of a problem when I was running for an hour. The synthetic fabrics keep you cooler IF you're moving around. If you sit down for too long, they trap in the heat and you'll get a serious case of swamp ass.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Dec 15, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    Most gyms I play volleyball in are cold. Sadly. And since I sweat a lot I get cold in the gym quickly. I prefer to wear synthetic material as opposed to cotton so I don't get as cold with the soaked cotton material hanging on my body.