Does it make a difference what you wear while doing cardio?

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    Dec 23, 2008 12:51 PM GMT
    When doing cardio do you think it makes a difference what you wear to help burn more calories? I see guys running on the treadmills at the gym, with sweat shirts, sweat pants and even skull caps on I guess to sweat more...

    you think it makes a difference compared to just wearing a t-shirt and shorts?
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 23, 2008 1:35 PM GMT
    Just wear what you're most comfortable in. If it wicks away moisture but chokes you or constricts your movement, then it's not worth it.

    If you sweat more it doesn't burn more calories, it makes you lose water weight, which you gain back after your trip to the water fountain. It's an older work-out philosophy (you never see 20-somethings wearing sweat suits at the gym...)
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    Dec 23, 2008 1:36 PM GMT
    I always wear a hoodie and I push myself just as hard. I do sweat more though, its the whole point.
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    Dec 23, 2008 1:48 PM GMT
    I saw a women in one of those ridiculous metallic cardio suits once funny as hellicon_lol.gif

    I usually do cardio to push myself as far as I can in the same amount of time. wearing something uncomfortable would only impede that
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    Dec 23, 2008 1:54 PM GMT
    a guy at my gym used to wear cling film wrapped around his body under his top
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    Dec 23, 2008 2:40 PM GMT
    A cap is a novel idea: it looks hot and catches sweat. To avoid chafing I favor well-fitting coolmax gear for its wicking property.

  • Timbales

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    Dec 23, 2008 2:45 PM GMT
    I want a Sandman's uniform from Logan's Run to wear while I'm doing my cardio. logansrun_l.jpg
    Then when I'm running I want someone else wearing a Sandman's uniform to stand behind my treadmill and yell "RUN RUNNER!"

  • Sayrnas

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    Dec 23, 2008 3:14 PM GMT
    I like running in the heavy cloths I can. Anything help me get my ups! Need more height on my leaps...and it's harder with heavy clothing on so...
  • Run4Life83

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    Dec 23, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    I like light weight clothes that catch sweat without chafing. i favor running shorts from Asics and tops from Brooks.
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    Dec 23, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI want a Sandman's uniform from Logan's Run to wear while I'm doing my cardio.

    Then when I'm running I want someone else wearing a Sandman's uniform to stand behind my treadmill and yell "RUN RUNNER!"



    Haha! Hilarious! :-)
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    Dec 23, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    If you sweat more it doesn't burn more calories, it makes you lose water weight, which you gain back after your trip to the water fountain. It's an older work-out philosophy (you never see 20-somethings wearing sweat suits at the gym...)


    I concur. I personally prefer to wear as little as possible while doing cardio (meaning light clothing like running shorts and a really light, moisture wicking shirt, not necessarily even the expensive brands - C9 from Target works fine). Sweating less and feeling cooler allows me to really push harder and go further which I think ultimately provides a much better result.
  • Musclebucket

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    Dec 23, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    I like to do my cardio barefoot on the treadmill clad only in a thong, covered with a brightly colored saari and turban. Once I finish on the treadmill I immediately jump off and go into a whilring dervish, lasting up to 15 minutes and reaching rotational speeds of up to 2500 rpms.
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    Dec 23, 2008 5:57 PM GMT
    Musclebucket saidI like to do my cardio barefoot on the treadmill clad only in a thong, covered with a brightly colored saari and turban. Once I finish on the treadmill I immediately jump off and go into a whilring dervish, lasting up to 15 minutes and reaching rotational speeds of up to 2500 rpms.

    Amateur.
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    Dec 23, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    A man on a treadmill next to me at a gym in Atlanta was wearing a big metal cock-ring which apparently fell off as he was running and it shot across the floor after hitting the running treadmill!!icon_redface.gif I wonder if the extra weight burned any extra calories for him?icon_lol.gif
  • got2get2it

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    Dec 23, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidA man on a treadmill next to me at a gym in Atlanta was wearing a big metal cock-ring which apparently fell off as he was running and it shot across the floor after hitting the running treadmill!!icon_redface.gif I wonder if the extra weight burned any extra calories for him?icon_lol.gif


    That is too funny.icon_biggrin.gif Hopefully no one was hurt by the cock-ring projectile.
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    Dec 23, 2008 8:22 PM GMT
    eww no. wearing lots of clothes just makes you hotter and less likely to run more. besides, youre just losing water. thats only good if youre some kind of model about to shoot.
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    Dec 24, 2008 5:06 AM GMT
    How do you folks feel about compression clothing? I have not tried it but it seems like it just keeps you hotter and not useful in burning calories.
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    Dec 24, 2008 10:07 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidA man on a treadmill next to me at a gym in Atlanta was wearing a big metal cock-ring which apparently fell off as he was running and it shot across the floor after hitting the running treadmill!!icon_redface.gif I wonder if the extra weight burned any extra calories for him?icon_lol.gif


    That is so funny! I wear light comfortable clothing when I run, even now when the gym is colder than a January night in Nunavut. Underarmor t-shirts and adidas shorts and I am good to go.
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    Dec 24, 2008 1:40 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidA man on a treadmill next to me at a gym in Atlanta was wearing a big metal cock-ring which apparently fell off as he was running and it shot across the floor after hitting the running treadmill!!icon_redface.gif I wonder if the extra weight burned any extra calories for him?icon_lol.gif


    Did you fetch it for him?
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    Dec 24, 2008 2:01 PM GMT
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    MunchingZombie saidHow do you folks feel about compression clothing? I have not tried it but it seems like it just keeps you hotter and not useful in burning calories.


    I saw a study out of Penn State that compression clothing keeps your muscles warm, sort of like getting a massage while working out. It supposedly increased athletic performance.


    I wonder if that would help with my knees.
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    Dec 24, 2008 2:04 PM GMT
    Musclebucket saidI like to do my cardio barefoot on the treadmill clad only in a thong, covered with a brightly colored saari and turban. Once I finish on the treadmill I immediately jump off and go into a whilring dervish, lasting up to 15 minutes and reaching rotational speeds of up to 2500 rpms.




    HAHAHAHAHA!
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    Dec 24, 2008 2:17 PM GMT
    musclebucket saidI like to do my cardio barefoot on the treadmill clad only in a thong, covered with a brightly colored saari and turban. Once I finish on the treadmill I immediately jump off and go into a whilring dervish, lasting up to 15 minutes and reaching rotational speeds of up to 2500 rpms.


    Have you tried interval training?
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    Jan 12, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    DON'T wear high heeled pumps while using the treadmill.

    I learnt that the hard way....
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    Jan 12, 2009 9:18 PM GMT
    As long as you're wearing clean clothes (you know some guys wear the same sweat soaked shirts, socks and pants the next day, ew!), and they're not tie-dyed or neon, you're good. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 13, 2009 5:20 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI want a Sandman's uniform from Logan's Run to wear while I'm doing my cardio. logansrun_l.jpg
    Then when I'm running I want someone else wearing a Sandman's uniform to stand behind my treadmill and yell "RUN RUNNER!"



    That's awsome.