Originally Posted by ragnarkar
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.