Guys that wear sweat shirts and hoodies at the gym when it's 100 degrees outside

  • Silverlakr

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    Jun 29, 2016 6:16 AM GMT
    I've noticed some guys are wearing full sweats and hoodies and hats when it's really hot inside and outside. I know they think they are sweating away the weight but it's kinda funny.
  • Corby

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    Jun 29, 2016 11:52 AM GMT
    Gangsta
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    Jun 29, 2016 1:49 PM GMT
    Silverlakr said... they think they are sweating away the weight but it's kinda funny.
    at least they got into high school
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    Jun 29, 2016 3:49 PM GMT
    They may also think they improve their performance by keeping their muscles warm. It's the reason some guys do some warm-up & stretching exercises before they begin.

    There's actually some truth to that theory of warming the muscles, but it shouldn't be done to sweating excess. You can place an undue strain on your circulatory and respiratory systems, as well as on the sweat glands.

    Weight loss from perspiration is usually short-lived, as the body will attempt to regain its normal fluid balance afterwards. To avoid dehydration learn how to perform a simple skin "pinch test", as well as evaluating urine color. Atypically dark means rehydration is necessary.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jun 29, 2016 4:11 PM GMT
    It's to warm the muscles. They usually shuck it off after a bit. I believe in it though don't do the hoodie thing. But I do do cardio and follow with stretches before lifting. I also take an electrolyte/salt pill and follow with tons of water while working out. Keeps the strains and cramps and various itis's at bay. And I like the idea of flushing the cells with fresh blood while working. Can't do anything but help the muscles recover. Some may do the hoodie thing to lose water prior to a show but usually that's accomplished with scary chemicals.
  • Dreamboi300

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    Jun 29, 2016 5:49 PM GMT
    When it's hot like that I wear a tank top and still be sweating a lot it could not be me in a hoodie I would faint or die haha I rather be cold anyway
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Jun 29, 2016 6:14 PM GMT
    Silverlakr saidI've noticed some guys are wearing full sweats and hoodies and hats when it's really hot inside and outside. I know they think they are sweating away the weight but it's kinda funny.


    It's an "old school" habit from the time prior to weightlifting trendiness when gyms were JUST weights/machines and maybe a boxing ring. The places were often cold, especially in the evenings/nights. Lifters wore beanies and layered or oversized sweats to stay warm.

    Now, it's more a fad. I see overweight guys with natural physiques or who lift just enough that in sweats they look like powerlifters.
  • bro4bro

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    Jun 29, 2016 7:28 PM GMT
    I've seen guys at my gym wearing the same thing IN THE SAUNA!!!!!!

    They're completely clueless. Period.
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    Jun 29, 2016 7:49 PM GMT
    It's muscle padding. Everyone looks bigger in a hoodie. If there were a hoodie for cocks, many guys would be rushing to buy it.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Jun 30, 2016 6:15 AM GMT
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    Jun 30, 2016 7:12 AM GMT
    Maybe they still believe in the archaic idea that sweating helps you lose fat. That's where the "sweat" in sweatpants and sweatshirts comes from and how they originally became popular for workouts. Way back then people also believed that vibrating fat would break it down and make it go away.

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  • Dynamo_spark

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    Jun 30, 2016 7:56 AM GMT
    Sounds sweaty to me
  • buddycat

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    Jun 30, 2016 9:18 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThey may also think they improve their performance by keeping their muscles warm. It's the reason some guys do some warm-up & stretching exercises before they begin.

    There's actually some truth to that theory of warming the muscles, but it shouldn't be done to sweating excess. You can place an undue strain on your circulatory and respiratory systems, as well as on the sweat glands.

    Weight loss from perspiration is usually short-lived, as the body will attempt to achieve its normal fluid balance. To avoid dehydration learn how to perform a simple skin "pinch test", as well as evaluating urine color. Atypically dark means rehydration is necessary.


    Weight loss from sweating is just a quick fix to make you feel a little better.
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    Jul 02, 2016 9:45 AM GMT
    Silverlakr saidI've noticed some guys are wearing full sweats and hoodies and hats when it's really hot inside and outside. I know they think they are sweating away the weight but it's kinda funny.

    No. It's more funny when you see guys where t-shirts and shorts... and a wool beanie. In the summer. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 02, 2016 12:57 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Way back then people also believed that vibrating fat would break it down and make it go away.

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    I remember when those machines were sold to the public, even in our local hardware store in the 1950s, alongside the lawnmowers! As you say, a dubious way to lose or shape fat. And I wonder how rough on the vertebrae?
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    Jul 04, 2016 8:54 AM GMT
    There as a guy yesterday with a pretty thick hoodie on. It's 100 goddamn degrees here in Texas. I kind of thought maybe he was hiding his gut but who knows?