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Love exercise, hate sweat.

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Ihopethissongstartsacraze Sat 05-Mar-16 20:49:44

I am really enjoying my exercise at the moment and do a combination of spinning and HIIT classes. The one thing that really bothers me is the sweat. Especially swear in my eyes. angry

Will I sweat less as I get fitter (I started a month ago)?

Any tips regarding clothes? I wear those tops/leggings that wick - always capri pants and vests.

Am I destined to have to carry a towel round forever?


noodlingabout Sat 05-Mar-16 20:54:08

IME You'll get fitter and work harder and keep sweating, sorry.

But keep it up! It'll be worth it.

and you'll get used to it. It's not a good spinning class unless your sweat drips on the floor near your bike (I know, yuk, but also <pride>)

lamiashiro Sat 05-Mar-16 20:57:22

Yes, probably. Even when I was very fit I always sweated when working out, especially on my head and face as I have long, thick hair and even tied back it gets hot.

I wear wicking clothes for cardio stuff, but it doesn't stop you getting sweaty in the first place and I always take a towel into the gym. Best tip I can think of is a decent warm down after your workout, then a cool shower to help bring your temperature down.

Ihopethissongstartsacraze Sat 05-Mar-16 21:16:55

I too have thick long hair. Obviously it's that to blame!

noodling Good point! And I will. Spinning is like a drug at the moment for me.

Warm down and cool shower sound good.

Another question if I can! Do you use those mircofibre towels or just normal ones?

onlywhenyouleave Sat 05-Mar-16 21:21:20

Some people just sweat more than others - it is not related to fitness!

I am a 'sweater' but have got used to it - but yes I need a towel on hand at all times.

CMOTDibbler Sat 05-Mar-16 21:22:57

You can't stop the sweating, but you can stop the sweat in your eyes. DH has a Halo band which stopped the sweat trickling down when headbands and buffs folded up had failed

noodlingabout Sat 05-Mar-16 22:51:10

If I take a towel, micro fibre for weight (cycling to work) but otherwise the rough things the gym has - I view it as exfoliating!
Careful with size of micro fibre towel - some are tiny. They get softer after washing.

Spinning is fab. Can't beat a good spinning class. Even if you do think you might vomit grin.

Yohoodlum Sat 05-Mar-16 23:11:22

Im a sweater and a red face'er regardless f fitness levels. I've been really fit and still looked like a wet tomatoblush. I used to be embarrassed but I don't care anymore

The more you sweat the better the shower is afterwards.

Btw if you are not sweating after spinning you are doing it wrong wink

Ihopethissongstartsacraze Sun 06-Mar-16 11:23:44

Wet tomatoes unite! 😁 Never mind. I'm glad to hear I'm in good company.

I'll look into the headband thank you CMOT

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