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Sweating During a Workout: Love It or Hate It?

I love a good, sweaty workout. My drenched clothes are like a badge of honor after a particularly tough run or bike ride. While I embrace perspiration from exercise, some people simply hate getting sweaty for one reason or another. What's your attitude toward sweating?


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prakkyy prakkyy 4 years
no sweating means u did not do it hard enuff !! I love sweat ..I would even love to make love while sweating ... :D
CanadianAlissa CanadianAlissa 8 years
i feel like if i don't get a good sweat i didn't have a good work out. the more fit i am the harder it is for me to break a sweat. i won't stop until.
SunnyMutt SunnyMutt 8 years
Sweat makes me feel like I really worked out. Plus, I heard it's good for your skin so I like the sound of that.
agtpeach agtpeach 8 years
I used to hate sweating - and I never worked out primarily because of it - but I tried a Bikram yoga class and it obliterated my sweating hurdle. The yoga wasn't for me, but now I can't wait to get to the sweating when I hit the treadmill.
cnyc1a cnyc1a 8 years
I love sweating! That's why I love yoga!
ashopaholic ashopaholic 8 years
yes, I don't feel accomplished unless I do
potterlove potterlove 8 years
Absolutely LOVE it! I perspire after some speed walking, but after a good cardio, my shirt's a little drenched. I know that I've gotten some quality workout! Besides, my muscles feel fantastic when I get a good shower after my workout. :D
niicoollaa niicoollaa 8 years
i don't feel like i've had a good workout unless i'm covered in sweat... however, i'm one of those super-sweaters and after a good 45 min run or turn on the eliptical, my entire shirt is soaked through. at that point i like the sweat a little less. i've taken to bringing an extra shirt to the gym so i don't drench the weight benches during strength training.
phinn phinn 8 years
LOVE sweating! When I didn't work out, I used to sweat during times of stress or anxiety throughout the day - but now that I work out regularly, it's like I get my sweat quotient poured out during exercise, and then it doesn't happen as an emotional response. I love imagining all the toxins and bad stuff leaving through my pores while I'm in the midst of a good, sweaty workout.
pequeña pequeña 8 years
I don't like it at all, that's why I like swimming so much.
delightfairy delightfairy 8 years
Well I don't like being sweaty, but if I sweat during a workout I feel like I've been working hard enough. So - undecided.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 8 years
Love it...but then again, I'm kinda addicted to Bikram!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I love sweaty workouts! I don't go to the gym to look cute while I'm there, I go to look good the rest of the time. :P
davetherave davetherave 8 years
I walk everywhere and when I get back, sometimes I have to peel my clothes off. I hit the shower ASAP. I always think back to when we were in science class and the teacher told us that sweat is a method for cooling down the body and that it is a waste by-product. Sweat, he said, is really just diluted "pee". So, whenever I get all sweaty I often think of what he said. EEEWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I love it when I sweat during my workouts, but my husband thinks it's "gross". He always tells me to hop into the shower ASAP after I'm done working out. It doesn't bother me unless I'm working out on my lunch hour and I have to go back to work a little damp...then it's kind of gross feeling.
amybdk amybdk 8 years
Love, love, love love love it!
Tiger_Lily Tiger_Lily 8 years
soul bypass, if i'm not mistaken, the itching sensation you get when sweating is a good thing. It's all the toxins leaving your body.
soul-bypass soul-bypass 8 years
Ugh, I hate sweating. It makes me super itchy, I think I'm even allergic to it, lol.
CYL CYL 8 years
If I my shirt is not soaked it was not a good work out
genniboo genniboo 8 years
i LOVE it! :D if i don't sweat during a workout i don't feel like i've worked enough.. also, sweating makes me feel like i'm actually cleansing my body of toxins and sweating them all out!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
All caps LOVE!
DearSugar DearSugar 8 years
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I don't mind. Sweat cools me off. There's a reason why the body is sweating -- it's trying to avoid over-heating. It's a good thing. :)
n9282 n9282 8 years
I hate it! But, like telewyo, I used to swim competitively, and think that ruined me for the treadmill/spinning/elliptical routine sweat
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