Sweating too much

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    Jan 29, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    Ok, now since I AM overweight I do expect to sweat more then most (in shape) people when I exercise, but after just a 30 min routine of jogging and walking my ENTIRE body was covered in sweat and my cloths were drenched. Is this a normal occurance for someone overweight or shold I check with a doctor about it?
    I don't mind sweating (well not too much lol) but I also don't wanna drowned myself everytime I get exercise. icon_redface.gif

    Headline would read:
    BREAKING NEWS! Large overweight white male drowns in the middle of the road...no water within 5 miles.
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    Jan 29, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    Normal if you're fully hydrated.

    Sweating is VERY NORMAL.

    Don't sweat it (metaphorically speaking).
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    Jan 29, 2008 6:37 AM GMT
    I am like you and will flat out DRENCH my clothes and almost "flood" the treadmill or whatever....everyone is different, but don't worry about it unless you aren't sweating. That means you are severely dehydrated and then you have bigger issues to deal with.
    Just make sure that you are cleaning up after you are dome with your equipment or nobody will want to get on after you've flooded the thing in your sweaty mess. Be considerate and do a good job with some antibacterial wipes or whatever the gym provides to clean up with. I find it funny that at busy times in my gym, "regulars" will wait for my machines even as they see me drenching it...because I clean it up to better than it was when I got it.

    Make sure you are drinking enough water as you go. If you notice you are thirsty, you are already behind the curve and you need to hydrate, alot! If you notice cramps...you could be dehydrated, among other things. Those of us that are "heavy sweaters" need to be extra diligent about hydration....and yeah it will back off as you loose weight too. Good Luck!
  • GQjock

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    Jan 29, 2008 10:45 AM GMT
    Yes...everyone is different
    I sweat alot too during my workouts
    but be careful that you're not over doing it
    and overtaxing your body
    always remember that you should be able to carry on a conversation while doing cardio
    if you're too winded to do that you're doing too much
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    Jan 29, 2008 11:02 AM GMT
    I sweat...a LOT. It's why I really dislike warm weather; I usually have to change shirts a couple of times. Then again, I'm very handy on a winter's night if you don't have an electric blanket.
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    Jan 29, 2008 12:01 PM GMT
    I started to have the same problem recently (I guess people would say I am underweight so different situation).....Even I just walked for 5mins or so. Well I have to admit that it may be sometimes due to the humid weather here (very unusual though). But when I am doing cardio...my body just starts sweating forever...I don't drink much water (but still a good amount) though but wonder if my body can actually converts something into water...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 29, 2008 4:24 PM GMT
    I believe I'm one of the sweatiest guys at the gym while I'm doing cardio. In fact, Jamie Sale, the figure skater, once told me that I was the sweatiest guy she had ever seen. I really don't sweat much at all when I'm not working out, and I don't believe my sweat smells bad, either. The absence of stinkiness is another sign of adequate hydration.
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    Jan 29, 2008 4:31 PM GMT
    I drink about a gallon of water a day and I Spin 3x a week plus other cardio and let me tell you the puddle I ALWAYS have under my bike/treadmill!! Plus my body runs pretty warm normally so like badcat I change a few times when it's really warm and a GREAT help in the winter!!!

    It is a sign of proper hydration.
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    Jan 29, 2008 4:52 PM GMT
    I sweat all the time and am drenched by the end of a workout. Luckily my gym has plastic bags for soaked clothing and lots of towels so I can wipe off the benches and equipment.

    I don't feel like I've had a good workout if anything's dry by the time I'm finished.

    Like a couple of other guys here I am always warm and sometimes have to change once or twice a day in the summer. I usually carry a small towel with me too in the summer so I can wipe off a bit while running around the city.
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    Jan 29, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    Remember one thing, your body is trying to cool itself off when you sweat, a kinda air conditioner for the body. . .also I find the best way to lose excess body water is not just exercise but to sweat in a sauna, either way is good however the sauna is a more healthy way for overweight people to lose the excess body water due to it being less taxing on the body
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    Jan 29, 2008 6:42 PM GMT
    I drink about 3-4 Nalgenes of water a day, and 2 when I am working out- yet I hardly sweat while I lift or do cardio. I would run three miles in my annual fitness test in the military, or row for over an hour, and while other guys are drenched, I still only sweat a little. Only when I used No Explode from BSN I sweat a lot- as soon as I stopped using it, I went back to my normal pattern. Any suggestions? Normally when everyone else is complaining it's too hot, I need the temperature turned up even higher. Am I just built to operate at higher temps?
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    Jan 29, 2008 6:49 PM GMT
    Wow. I thought I was the only one drenched in sweat. I look around and no one is even sweating as much as i am half the time. The warmer it is outside, the worse it gets inside. And once I start the cardio or jump rope, I end up looking like someone threw their water bottle at me. My clothes are soaked from my undies to my socks. But it feels good. Hopefully I look good too..haha!
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    Jan 29, 2008 7:05 PM GMT
    Sodium will cause you to retain more water.
    Potassium will cause you to retain less water.
    Generally.

    If you're dehydrated, you won't sweat as much. Your core temp will run higher.
  • fitnfunmich

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    Jan 29, 2008 7:11 PM GMT
    Freaky is the sweating a NEW problem, or have you always been that way? If it's new then I strongly encourage you to go see your doctor and tell him about it in order to have a few tests run.

    Chucky is right re: the sodim/potassium thing.

    Oh and for you sweaty guys out there, be thankful. I don't sweat at all and so get overheated quickly, which is why I avoid cardio like the plague.
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    Jan 30, 2008 6:00 AM GMT
    OK, so, along those lines....sweating while working out doesn't bother me, but I am flushed and sweat somewhat for a good two hours after the gym. It wouldn't be bad, but I like working out in the AM, and then I'm sweating through most of my 8am class, and I feel gross. But I've always been that way, so not really asking for advice, just bitching about it.
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    Jan 30, 2008 12:12 PM GMT
    no offence meant freaky you have a lot of cells to cool down and a turbo pack round your belly running on fat burn over time, as the weight starts to drop it should ease off a little
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    Jan 30, 2008 12:43 PM GMT
    FreakyninjamonkeyHeadline would read:
    BREAKING NEWS! Large overweight white male drowns in the middle of the road...no water within 5 miles.


    LOL

    I like sweating. I feel much more refreshed when you take a shower after sweating a lot.