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Sweating at the gym

I almost never go to the gym anymore - I'm a relatively fit 22-yr old girl and I sweat way too much, even though I drink lots of water - like so much that my shirt will get all sweaty within the 1st 10 minutes of exercise! Sometimes there are even puddles of sweat on the floor where I'm using the exercise bike. And I'll look at the other girls and a lot of guys too and they'll be running for a half hour and it looks like they're not sweating at all! Does anyone else have this problem? And if you do, do you still go to the gym?

Sat. Nov 18, 10:35am

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Sweat is good

I sweat profusely. I, like you , leave puddles under the bike at spin class. This does not bother me at or the instructor all, to me it means that I am pushing my body to it's max, a lot of people that go to the gym don't really push themselves, I am always trying to improve my time or lift more weight, this is why I sweat. If I'm not sweating I'm not working, so if I'm not going to work whats the point of going to the gym.

Saturday, November 18, 2006, 11:40 AM

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Sweating is not a problem unless it happens even when you're watching TV. About 2 months after I started seriously working out, my body learned to sweat like a champ. Remember, sweat is about cooling and toxin release, so it's a good thing! Sometimes I even visualize it as melting fat.

Saturday, November 18, 2006, 1:36 PM

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I agree with the 1:36 poster. Sweating is healthy. I sweat through every strand of clothing when I work out and have actually received postive comments like "it's great to see someone who is really working." At my gym, I think people recognize it as a sign of a hard workout. And since we are all there to work out and be healthy, it's a positive thing instead and nothing to be ashamed about.

I am proud of my sweat as a symbol of what I am doing.

Saturday, November 18, 2006, 1:59 PM

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Couldn't agree more with these posters. I sweat alot at the gym, most other women are on cardio machines reading or chatting with one another. One women even takes calls on her cell phone!! I go in, plug in my MP3 player and go to work. I'm drenched when I finish and I also get positive comments about working hard. Keep it up.

Saturday, November 18, 2006, 5:32 PM

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I sweat a ton as well! Don't worry about it... I actually have a minor med issue where I sweat a ton pretty much all the time (i.e.: in "real life" too). Consider it a badge of honor for how much you're accomplishing!

And for those of us who sweat all the time, if you aren't embarrassed about it, it makes that much less for us to be embarrassed about too...

(no one wants to notice your sweat, because no one wants you to notice theirs)
:) There used to be a brand of jeans that had the logo "sweat pretty"... i love it!

Saturday, November 18, 2006, 6:38 PM

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