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Washing Gym Clothing

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char96 Thu 22-Sep-16 18:55:27

Do you wash gym clothing after every session?

blueskyinmarch Thu 22-Sep-16 18:56:32

Yes. It is sweaty and rank otherwise.

phillipp Thu 22-Sep-16 18:57:32

God yes.

My is dripping by the time I have finished. Wearing it more than once would be pretty grim

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 22-Sep-16 18:59:59

For sure.

Shannaratiger Thu 22-Sep-16 19:01:42

Yes but only on a quicker wash.

jennyjenjen16 Thu 22-Sep-16 19:02:32

Depends how sweaty you get/what workout you've done. For me, despite pushing myself to the absolute maximum I just do not sweat much at all confused because of this I tend to wash mine after every second use. However, if I did get very sweaty or noticed that they smelt they'd be going straight in the machine

thelonelyhamster Thu 22-Sep-16 19:04:51

Always! It's not just about any smell, unwashed gym clothing is a fantastic environment for bacteria to grow... its really nasty not to wash your exercise clothing between use.

3Eggses Thu 22-Sep-16 19:05:07

Running shorts I sometimes use twice but they're loose so don't get sweaty. Top, underwear and socks are always drenched so they get washed, yes.

Sirzy Thu 22-Sep-16 19:06:08


Tartsamazeballs Thu 22-Sep-16 19:06:23

Yes. Don't use fabric conditioner it wrecks technical fabrics.

If stuff is super stinky, use vinegar in the pre wash.

If your stuff isn't sweaty you didn't work hard enough winkgrin

Perfectlypurple Thu 22-Sep-16 19:08:07

Yes. I sweat like mad so have to.

eightbluebirds Thu 22-Sep-16 19:08:19


Runningupthathill82 Thu 22-Sep-16 19:09:00

No...but only because I often run twice daily so will wear the same kit for both sessions. It certainly gets washed after every day's use, IYSWIM.
And its important never to use fabric conditioner and to turn the spin down to 800 max. Ruins the fibres otherwise.

blueskyinmarch Thu 22-Sep-16 19:11:35

I wash all our technical fabrics at either 30 or 40 degrees, fast spin with fabric conditioner. They are all still in perfect condition. I don’t tumble dry them however. They dry really fast anyway.

KatieScarlett Thu 22-Sep-16 19:16:36

He'll yes, I have to peel them off me, no way would I put them back on again, yuck.

TheNaze73 Thu 22-Sep-16 19:17:39

What a ridiculous question. Of course!

TheSnowFairy Thu 22-Sep-16 19:55:10

God yes. DH's get an extra long wash, it is rank.

fluffiphlox Thu 22-Sep-16 19:57:43

Yes. There's a sports setting on my he machine which is about 30 mins

DereksGotATail Thu 22-Sep-16 20:01:22

Yes. Think of all the bacteria festering in your unwashed kit.

nilbyname Thu 22-Sep-16 20:06:46

Straight away! With detergent and a blast of vinegar.

iMatter Thu 22-Sep-16 20:10:43

Yes. Every time. It's always soaking wet and would stink in no time.

HunterHearstHelmsley Thu 22-Sep-16 20:11:39

Yep and I gym daily.

expatinscotland Thu 22-Sep-16 20:12:06

Yes. In Halo sports wash.

GingerbreadLatteToGo Thu 22-Sep-16 20:12:39

God yes. Urgh.

not mentioning how long ago it was though

WellTidy Thu 22-Sep-16 20:13:13

I second the halo sports wash. I get it from sainsburys.

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