sweating excessive during cardio.... arghh!

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    Aug 10, 2009 10:29 AM GMT
    hey ive recently stepped up my cardio a few notches, incorporating yoga, running and spin into my weekly weights routine..

    Within the first 5 mins of cardio i sweat like nothing else. By the end of the slog, my towel and tshirt are absolutely soaked..

    i know that sweat is good for my body etc, but will i sweat less as i get fitter, its driving me mental..
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Aug 10, 2009 11:20 AM GMT
    sometimes that happens to me when im not hydrated real well...or if i let my blood sugar get a little low. Other than that, I think they say the more you sweat the better shape ur in..
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 10, 2009 11:22 AM GMT
    I don't think level of fitness determines sweat output. I've gotten progressively fitter since college, and my sweat has remained the same if not gotten worse.

    It seems to be the 10 minute mark on the treadmill is when I have to start wiping the brow to prevent dripping. I am drenched by the end of my run.

    I would guess that level of hydration is what would influence sweating, but that's just a guess. If it's really bothersome, and it's only a few areas that are over-producing, you could use something like Certain-Dri (or a generic form of it) that pretty much closes the pores and prevents sweating. That doesn't exactly sound healthy, but it might help.
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    Aug 10, 2009 11:28 AM GMT
    I think you'll just keep sweating the same amount. I sweat like a bastard, and it sux, but such is life.
  • DCEric

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    Aug 10, 2009 11:30 AM GMT
    I don't do it my self, but why not get a shirt that wicks the sweat away?
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    Aug 10, 2009 12:53 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidsometimes that happens to me when im not hydrated real well...or if i let my blood sugar get a little low. Other than that, I think they say the more you sweat the better shape ur in..


    actually this might make a little sense in my circumstances, i feel that i do not drink enough water as i always feel dehydrated morning, afternoon and night
  • calibro

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    Aug 10, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
    actually, sweating readily can be a sign of fitness, since it means your body is working very well. i know when i step into a cycling class, i sweat within 10 minutes, and it takes most people 2 to 3 times as long.
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    Aug 10, 2009 2:02 PM GMT
    Watch your alcohol intake. Drinking in excess, and Id sweat like a stuffed pig! icon_redface.gif

    Discliamer: I used to drink alot and daily. Im sober now... just sayin' icon_biggrin.gif
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    surfsunbeach saidhey ive recently stepped up my cardio a few notches, incorporating yoga, running and spin into my weekly weights routine..

    Within the first 5 mins of cardio i sweat like nothing else. By the end of the slog, my towel and tshirt are absolutely soaked..

    i know that sweat is good for my body etc, but will i sweat less as i get fitter, its driving me mental..


    Awesome. Sweating is your body's natural way of cooling itself. If you're sweating loads, that means you're fully hydrated and your body is operating at peak efficiency (I.e. you're cooling system is working properly.). Doh! The more you sweat the more cooling you have. The lower your temperature, the higher your performance.

    Take a towel. You're a real boy now.

    If you're dehydrated, or have to much sodium, you won't sweat as much, your temp will rise, and your performance will decrease.
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    Aug 10, 2009 2:06 PM GMT
    LuvMuscle99 saidWatch your alcohol intake. Drinking in excess, and Id sweat like a stuffed pig! icon_redface.gif

    Discliamer: I used to drink alot and daily. Im sober now... just sayin' icon_biggrin.gif


    Anything that effects ADH, and DH, will have these affects. It also bounces your blood pressure around.

    Contingent to how long ago you drank, ADH can be high, or very low during, and just after drinking (until the alcohol clears). Over five drinks a day is said to have a negative affect on BP. However, 1 to 2, drinks per day, can lower BP and have a number of positive effects.
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    Aug 10, 2009 2:21 PM GMT
    surfsunbeach saidhey ive recently stepped up my cardio a few notches, incorporating yoga, running and spin into my weekly weights routine..

    Within the first 5 mins of cardio i sweat like nothing else. By the end of the slog, my towel and tshirt are absolutely soaked..

    i know that sweat is good for my body etc, but will i sweat less as i get fitter, its driving me mental..


    same things happens with me, its annoyingicon_evil.gif
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    Aug 10, 2009 2:27 PM GMT
    surfsunbeach saidhey ive recently stepped up my cardio a few notches, incorporating yoga, running and spin into my weekly weights routine..

    Within the first 5 mins of cardio i sweat like nothing else. By the end of the slog, my towel and tshirt are absolutely soaked..

    i know that sweat is good for my body etc, but will i sweat less as i get fitter, its driving me mental..


    I would be honored to help remove your sweat for you.

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    Aug 10, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    calibro saidactually, sweating readily can be a sign of fitness, since it means your body is working very well. i know when i step into a cycling class, i sweat within 10 minutes, and it takes most people 2 to 3 times as long.




    I agree, in my class I am really wet after 10-15 mins and the other people will go 30 or so before they start to sweat. If effort is any indication that might explain it but I tend to think its a sign of fitmess ( at least I like telling myself that icon_biggrin.gif )
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    Aug 10, 2009 3:11 PM GMT
    sweating is a natural thing... you could burn your entire body with 2nd or 3rd degree burns and take care of those nasty sweat glands. some strong acid may work also, otherwise id just get use to it or bring a little towel sweating is good for you
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    Aug 10, 2009 3:14 PM GMT
    Free_Radical saidsweating is a natural thing... you could burn your entire body with 2nd or 3rd degree burns and take care of those nasty sweat glands. some strong acid may work also, otherwise id just get use to it or bring a little towel sweating is good for you


    thats thinking outside the box
  • Sparkycat

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    Aug 10, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
    The really sweat guys I see at the gym are hot! And you make everyone else look like a bunch of lazy slugs.
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    Aug 10, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    LuvMuscle99 saidWatch your alcohol intake. Drinking in excess, and Id sweat like a stuffed pig! icon_redface.gif

    Discliamer: I used to drink alot and daily. Im sober now... just sayin' icon_biggrin.gif


    i dont drink very much at all.. ill have a beer maybe once a fortnight..

    get drunk maybe once every 2-3 months,.

    so its def not this.
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    Aug 10, 2009 4:45 PM GMT
    also some times my sweat absolutely stinks like ammonia...

    especially after a bikram yoga session..

    the sweat takes on a real metallic hue..
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    Aug 10, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    Keep hydrated and keep sweating. It is 100% natural and I doubt the amount you are sweating is anything unhealthy.
  • SkyMiles

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    Aug 10, 2009 5:29 PM GMT
    For my cardio routines I bring 3 headbands AND a towel! I've seen some people wear headbands and wristbands as well to keep the sweating under a measure of control.

    You just do what you got to do ;)
  • EricLA

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    Aug 10, 2009 5:43 PM GMT
    I only do a few minutes of cardio as a warm-up, but try to keep my heart rate up during the rest of my workout by keeping breaks between sets and exercises short. The gym I use during the week never seems to have the A/C on very high (maybe it's not on at all). So, my clothes are pretty soaked by the end of my workout. I hate the feel of it.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Aug 10, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    Suck it up soldier! It's a good thing.

    My clothes are drenched after my workout. I really don't care for it, but it's a good indication I've really worked hard that day.

    That overrides the wet and smelly clothes.

    surfsunbeach saidhey ive recently stepped up my cardio a few notches, incorporating yoga, running and spin into my weekly weights routine..

    Within the first 5 mins of cardio i sweat like nothing else. By the end of the slog, my towel and tshirt are absolutely soaked..

    i know that sweat is good for my body etc, but will i sweat less as i get fitter, its driving me mental..
  • jock_1

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    Aug 10, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
    i fall into the category of "sweat like a pig"

    it doesnt really bother me at all except for trying to get a good grip on things...ie.. baseball, football

    some girls i have talked with thinks its hot to see guys sweat, i just think its a natural guy thing
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    Aug 10, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    i wear my sweat as a badge of honor. for me, it is a sign of a job well done. when i get off the stationary bike at the gym after 50 minutes of cardio, my shirt is soaked, my shorts are soaked, my underwear is soaked - all moisture wicking garments, too. it is evidence of biking 12.85 miles, burning 530 calories, drinking lots of water to maintain my body's cooling system, and on the right path to physical fitness. and nothing feels better than stripping down and having a cold shower after to refresh and relax. i say sweat away and be proud that you are actually exerting yourself to achieve positive results.
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    Aug 10, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    saguaroman saidi wear my sweat as a badge of honor. for me, it is a sign of a job well done. when i get off the stationary bike at the gym after 50 minutes of cardio, my shirt is soaked, my shorts are soaked, my underwear is soaked - all moisture wicking garments, too. it is evidence of biking 12.85 miles, burning 530 calories, drinking lots of water to maintain my body's cooling system, and on the right path to physical fitness. and nothing feels better than stripping down and having a cold shower after to refresh and relax. i say sweat away and be proud that you are actually exerting yourself to achieve positive results.


    I totally agree.
    There is nothing tougher than finishing up a work out and being drenched, it shows you aren't fucking around. I don't go to the gym unless I intend on my hair and clothes sticking to me like I just got dunked.

    If there is a time and place to sweat like a whore in church... it's the gym.
    Mmm... this thread makes me want to go to a spin class!