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Do you get hot/sweaty when you exercise?

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bigtapdancingpimp Sat 11-Feb-17 13:45:42

I do a mixture of classes (Insanity, yoga, pilates, step) and cardio & resistance machines. I've noticed that except for Insanity participants I seem to be the sweatiest person in the gym blush I wear 3/4 leggings and a racer-back vest top to allow the sweat to evaporate but am constantly baffled by people wearing full tracksuits/hoodies.

Am an overly sweaty person or just pushing myself too hard? Even during yoga and pilates I work up a fair sweat, surely that's normal? confused I'm not including the weight-lifting guys in this category btw or the slackers that fanny around on the treadmill updating their FB status grin

Blinkyblink Sat 11-Feb-17 13:46:39

I work very hard but I rarely sweat

Blinkyblink Sat 11-Feb-17 13:47:14

Hot yoga this morning
I didn't sweat

Blinkyblink Sat 11-Feb-17 13:48:06

Are you overweight?
I find at gym the the slim people don't really. A bit sweaty and flushes but certainly not dripping

eurochick Sat 11-Feb-17 13:48:28

I'm a sweaty bird. My mum hardly ever sweats. It's very strange how much people differ.

eurochick Sat 11-Feb-17 13:49:09

Im slim, btw, and used to be pretty fit.

Fackorf Sat 11-Feb-17 13:52:41

If you exercise intensively, you'll sweat.

Ime blokes seem to sweat more. Overweight people also, but they are exercising harder, so...

If you wear long sleeves / trousers in a wicking fabric (that picks the sweat up of your skin) you might feel it less.

I've never seen anyone exercising in a hoodie who was actually putting any effort in grin

NovaArt3mis Sat 11-Feb-17 13:52:52

By the end of a decent workout I look a lot like Lee Evans mid-show and I'm not overweight. Everyone is different smile

bigtapdancingpimp Sat 11-Feb-17 13:54:55

Do you get hot though? My old work out buddy used to get hot but never sweated. She would go bright red in the face but I never saw her perspire; I always wondered if she was like a dog and would sweat through her tongue and paws grin

tomatoplantproject Sat 11-Feb-17 13:56:00

I get very hot and sweaty just thinking of exercising. When I was ultra fit and slim (training 6 times a week) I still got hot and sweaty.

caterpuller Sat 11-Feb-17 13:56:15

I'm slim and sweat a lot. Go bright red too. And I did the same when I was a few stones heavier. I guess some of us just sweat. Or maybe no one else is pushing themselves as hard wink

BroomstickOfLove Sat 11-Feb-17 13:56:33

I sweat, but I do Crossfit, and everyone sweats at that.

megletthesecond Sat 11-Feb-17 13:57:40

Very rarely.

I get out of breath and exhaust my muscles but don't get that warm. I'm cold blooded.

Titsywoo Sat 11-Feb-17 13:57:42

I'm obese and even when I really go for it I only sweat a bit on my back. Never anywhere else and never go red.

bigtapdancingpimp Sat 11-Feb-17 13:58:36

No I'm not overweight and very fit! Must be an internal thermostat thing and not related to weight at all.

HelenaJustina Sat 11-Feb-17 13:59:55

Yes, in Zumba and whilst running. Raised heart rate in other dance class and yoga but not sweat.

loveka Sat 11-Feb-17 14:00:25

I sweat a lot.

I used to sweat when I was size 8, and sweat the same amount now I am size 14.

GlowWine Sat 11-Feb-17 14:00:25

I get hot and sweaty whether I'm slim or 2stone larger (like now), whether its running or yoga (ok less sweaty, but still...)

JoeyJoeJoeJuniorShabadu Sat 11-Feb-17 14:00:33

Some people just sweat more than others, regardless of their weight.
If its a real problem, you should see your doctor and ask about hyperhydrosis.

Wheatleyan Sat 11-Feb-17 14:05:15

My trainers have been known to start overflowing once they've filled up with the perspiration running down my calves in spin classes. I have also slipped over in the self produced sweat pool under my Concept 2 when dismounting. I am a bit chunky but pretty damn fit most of the time.

The added bonus is that most of the time my kit can make its own way to the laundry basket.

Kiwi32 Sat 11-Feb-17 14:07:21

I seem to remember from exercise physiology classes that the fitter you are the sooner you start sweating. As sweating is part of your body's system for staying cool if you train it regularly it will activate more quickly... so I'd stop worrying and just feel smug about how your body is clearly better trained than anyone else's grin

Legrandboucle Sat 11-Feb-17 14:10:37

I'm very fit and also sweat a lot. The only time I will wear leggings or tracksuit bottoms is if I'm running outside when it's close to freezing point. I couldn't imagine wearing that inside. I wouldn't worry about it.

SheSparkles Sat 11-Feb-17 14:11:10

If you were beside me in the gym, I'd match your sweatiness! I have a similar exercise schedule to you -apart from insanity!- and I sweat like a sweaty thing from warm up onwards.
I look on it as well earned!

bigtapdancingpimp Sat 11-Feb-17 14:13:58

That's reassuring then, I'm not a freak! I'm always mopping my face during yoga/pilates and gulping water.

I've never seen anyone exercising in a hoodie who was actually putting any effort in

Whole different thread that wink

caterpuller Sat 11-Feb-17 14:16:02

I've never seen anyone exercising in a hoodie who was actually putting any effort in

haha! so true. Loads of the guys in the gym I go to do this. Why?????

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