How Many Times Do You Wear Your Workout Shirt?

  • torontoguy222...

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    Jul 02, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    Hey Guys, quick question here I think. How many times do you workout in your t-shirt (or whatever other garment) before throwing it in the wash? I usually wear mine 2-3 times. Is that gross? I dunno what the standard is. But realistically if I workout 6 days a week, I couldn't possibly dirty 6 different t-shirts each week and have them washed and all. If it doesn't reek after 1 wear, then why not wear it again? Maybe it's the environmentalist in me. lol

    As for shorts, I wear those maybe for a week. I wear underwear, which I change each time, so I figure how dirty can the shorts get?

    I'd be curious to know what others do. I hope I don't get cursed for this lol.

    Thanks!
    Tony
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    Jul 02, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    No! no! no!

    You are the stinky guy in the gym who everyone avoids.

    Under no circumstances wear your gym t-shirts more than once a workout. The bacteria from the sweat in your t-shirt will grow each time you wear the shirt and that's what makes it stink and gives you foul body odour.

    Socks and underwear should only be worn once a workout before going in the wash. Shorts maybe twice but no more than that.

    So, now you know why no-one talks to you in the gym!
  • Timbales

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    Jul 02, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    Once then washed.
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    Jul 02, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    My shirt is so soaked with sweat I could not possibly wear it without washing. If I forget it in my gym bag overnight it smells like prison hooch.

    If you want to cut down on laundry, use the t-shirt from the day before as your gym shirt.
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    Jul 02, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    Clenliness is next to godliness......oops thats a different thread.


    Anyway, wear clean clothes each timeicon_exclaim.gif
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    Jul 02, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    I wear the same shirt all week. It's just my method of driving away the chatterboxes that like to sit around and socialize rather than actually workout. icon_lol.gif

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    Jul 02, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
    t-shirts should be changed everyday... gym shorts can go 2-3 days... jockstraps should be washed every 6 months without fail....icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 02, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    funny pictures ... a fresh shirt every workout, my little Minoan-eyed kumquat..... or you must not be working out very hard if your shirt isnt unquestionably ready for the laundry when you are thru.
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    Jul 02, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    I'm with Munchies, I sweat so hard at the gym that you could take it off and wring it out *shudders*

    fresh shirt every day..
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    Jul 02, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    fresh shirt and compression shorts every time. Outer shorts are normally dry and so use them for up to a week, but if they get damp they get washed.
  • torontoguy222...

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    Jul 02, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    lol interesting. i'm a tad red now lol. but really, they don't smell! if there's a hint of odour i refuse to wear it. 2 times is the average times i'll wear a t-shirt (once for lifting, where i sweat less, and then once for cardio the next day, where i don't give a shit how much i sweat). i swear to you it really doesn't smell lol. and people still talk to me so i'm not all that worried =P. also, i ALWAYS shower after a workout, which is more than most of the guys my age do. so while my hygiene at the gym is perhaps not 100%, i figure it's a place to sweat and get dirty (and check out hot boys), so is it really that much of a concern? i dunno
  • Timbales

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    Jul 03, 2009 12:19 AM GMT
    do you have any kind of body acne problems?
  • torontoguy222...

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    Jul 03, 2009 2:08 AM GMT
    Timberoo saiddo you have any kind of body acne problems?


    lol, is there a link?
  • jerseyguy

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    Jul 03, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    if i don't do cardio, i'll wear the t-shirt twice. if i do cardio, then i change it every day.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 03, 2009 2:29 AM GMT
    torontoguy2222 said
    Timberoo saiddo you have any kind of body acne problems?


    lol, is there a link?


    no, but bacteria from sweaty clothing can be a culprit
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    Jul 03, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    torontoguy2222 said...i don't give a shit ...

    Do you use that language around your mother. Then why do you think you can use it here! .... icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 3:57 AM GMT
    Mattyrec... jockstraps should be washed every 6 months without fail....


    But if you wash them you can't get as much money on ebay for them.


    I'll wear a shirt and shorts a second time if I remember to rinse them out after the first workout.
  • silverfox

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    Jul 03, 2009 4:36 AM GMT
    I'm half retching reading this thread.

    Change your shirt each time you workout! That seems to be the consensus....you can't go wrong that way....but it can be very wrong if you stink.



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    Jul 03, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    YUCK!

    I sweat so profusely, an everyday change is mandatory. Even if I didn't sweat much, I would still wear new workout clothes. C'mon there is always a little sweat on those clothes. Although you may not smell it, others can...believe me, I have.
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    Jul 03, 2009 4:58 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidI'd buy a new tank top or Tshirt before at the pro shop before wearing a dirty stanky shirt a second time.


    And by the way, adding vinegar to your laundry loads is a good way to get out odors in clothes that seem to hold onto sweat smells. I add about 1.5 cups to a load. They come out smelling fresher. Just a cheap tip to keep it smelling good, ladies. icon_razz.gif

    ammonia works well, too. It is very germicidal.
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    Jul 03, 2009 8:12 AM GMT
    I think it depends on the type of shirt you wear. If you wear a cotton t-shirt, then yuck.. change it everyday. If you wear a synthetic fabric shirt, just hang it and let it air out. Wear it again the next day.
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    Jul 03, 2009 8:19 AM GMT
    Sometimes if we have a relatively quiet night at hockey training, I wear the same tank top to the gym the next night. Otherwise, it's always a fresh shirt. I used to wear the same shorts a few days in a row but I bought some new ones icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 8:20 AM GMT
    torontoguy2222 said
    Timberoo saiddo you have any kind of body acne problems?


    lol, is there a link?


    Yeah I used to get skin problems from this. It's like my sweat is toxic (and I sweat like a muthaf'er)
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    Jul 03, 2009 8:34 AM GMT
    A fresh t-shirt everyday! icon_eek.gif As SilverFox1 said, you can't go wrong that way and with the other you might. There are people (like my sister) who seem to be have a more sensitive sense of smell than average... what if the gay hot guy over there is like her?

    Torontoguy2222 I'm so disappointed to learn that you're only 99.99% perfect icon_razz.gif
  • DrewT

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    Jul 03, 2009 8:44 AM GMT
    I have been working out a lot harder, and my shirt is seriously like it's been in the wash. Disgustingly wet! So no matter what I say it's done. I have at least 10 different workout shirts. They all don't fit me and/or I wouldn't wear normally.

    I used to change shirt every other day, but even now my weight lifting session tend to have me dripping so I change those too. You really can't go wrong changing your shirt for every work out.

    If you want to be lazy about it, swim icon_smile.gif No shirt required!