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Old 08-02-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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You can drink not enough water and end up with the blood sodium too high or drink too much water without replacing electrolytes and end up with a blood sodium that is too low.

The trick is to know how much to drink. It's as simple as weighing yourself before and after exercise.

Potassium is a minor player in the scenario.

http://www.cwu.edu/~geed/446/fluids.ppt
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: WNC
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or actually exercising more than an hour.
you DO NOT need to exercise more than an hour to validate drinking a sports drink......not even remotely close. It all depends on what that person is doing.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Here
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I've started a aerobic regular exercise routine less than 1 month ago and I almost always end up with my shirt soaked in sweat 20-30 minutes later. My routine is generally cycling or running on the treadmill at a moderate pace nonstop during that time.

I know I'm way out of shape as it's been years since I exercised regularly (I'm 28).. but is this normal?
I go to a fitness facility four times a week. There's a kind of general observation I've made about the place... I am the oldest guy there (60), have possibly the lowest resting pulse (low 40s), and I'm the only one who when exercising, routinely sweats. I'd say that probably half the time all three of these observations are probably true. At any one visit, at least one will be true (unfortunately, it is usually that I am the oldest person in the place). I have a ladyfriend who thinks sweating during exercising is "gross". She does aerobics and does not sweat. I once visited her aerobics class for a workout and I didn't sweat either.

Anyway, when I exercise, I sweat. I usually do a full-bore half hour either on the treadmill, the elliptical,or a combination. I start sweating about five or six minutes in and I'm pretty much soaked by the time I'm done. If my shirt is drenched, I call the workout a "total soaker". If a person is not sweating at least a little during an aerobic workout, he is either not putting in sufficient effort, or he was born without sweat glands.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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Default As long as your MD gives you the green light...

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I've started a aerobic regular exercise routine less than 1 month ago and I almost always end up with my shirt soaked in sweat 20-30 minutes later. My routine is generally cycling or running on the treadmill at a moderate pace nonstop during that time.

I know I'm way out of shape as it's been years since I exercised regularly (I'm 28).. but is this normal?
...go for it. However it might be an indicator of fluid retention, or having drank a copious amount of fluid the previous day. In any case, "it's all good," as long as you have the okay from your physician.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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Buy the Underarmour or Nike Dri Fit moisture wicking clothes. I sweat a lot too when I work out. So I wear the tight underarmour long sleeve with another underarmour shirt over it.
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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I think that sweating is surely good for the body. I go 2-3 weekly for about 5 miles run and return always totally drenched in sweat, my headband and shirt all soaked. Love pushing myself to continue while feeling how sweat pours from my body in rivers but I can make it ... Also physically I feel much better after intense sweating so surely will continue this way although I'm sometimes kinda lazy.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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I've started a aerobic regular exercise routine less than 1 month ago and I almost always end up with my shirt soaked in sweat 20-30 minutes later. My routine is generally cycling or running on the treadmill at a moderate pace nonstop during that time.

I know I'm way out of shape as it's been years since I exercised regularly
(I'm 28).. but is this normal?

That's answer to your question. excessive sweating is telltale sign of poor circulatory system. It will slowly get better as it gets better
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:22 AM
 
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I tend to sweat heavily when I exercise. I've been that way all my life. I'd go run 3-5 miles and come back drenched in sweat. One time in California when I lived at the beach, I went out running one morning and when I came back one of my friends asked me if I had been IN the water.

Also, in tropical climates, I tend to sweat a lot, even when I'm just out for a long walk. Mostly, I chalk that up to not being acclimated to the high heat and humidity. When I look around at the locals, they usually don't sweat at all.
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:37 AM
 
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I didn't sweat that much when I was younger, but now I'm 50 and I'm the same as you - 20 minutes and I'm drenched. I mean, I could squeeze water from my clothes. I guess it's normal. I'm in good shape.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:16 AM
 
Location: NH
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Everyone is different. My wife exercises all the time and sweats like she just got out of the pool where as I can workout along side of her and barely break a sweat at all. Even when I do start to sweat its minimum.
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