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Old 07-29-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Californicating Midland, TX since 2017
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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?
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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its better than normal. you should be very happy about it. when you are doing aerobic exercise and you arent sweating, thats when you need to pick up the pace.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: WNC
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sweating is good. I consider myself to be in very good shape, and I sweat profusely during a workout. but it's very important to be sure to hydrate throughout the day, not just when you are working out. It's also good to drink a small-regular size gatorade to keep those electrolytes up.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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It's very normal. Especially on a treadmill since you are not getting any kind of a breeze to help the sweat evaporate. I went for a run this morning and my moisture-wicking shirt was not wicking moisture very well. I was soaked! And I've been running regularly for about 3 years now so I'm in pretty good shape. So don't sweat it...oops, I mean don't worry about it!
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: USA, love-it or leave-it Baby!!!!
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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?

Yep, I am out of shape........so when I work out..........well, I am quite the sweaty barfbag........much more so than when I am in good shape. I think extra weight makes you run a lot hotter.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I've ruined like 5 shirts from sweating so much.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:14 PM
 
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Yeah, it's no big deal. Don't sweat it.

You may want to drink some sort of sport drink that contains electrolytes. As long as you remain hydrated before, during, and after your workout session-"don't sweat it!"
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You may want to drink some sort of sport drink that contains electrolytes. As long as you remain hydrated before, during, and after your workout session-"don't sweat it!"
Better to just drink water. Most people don't need sports drinks and they definitely don't need the sugar.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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You usually don't need electrolytes unless you are exercising more than a couple hours. But, most people when they start exercising (when they haven't for a while) sweat excessively. As you begin to lose weight, gain endurance and become acclimated to the new workout schedule things will get better. Yes, it is good to sweat, but you don't want to be soaking wet after a workout indoors where there may be air conditioning. Now, working out outdoors these days anywhere in the country would definitely cause anyone no matter what their fitness level to be insanely sweaty. Can't wait for the high temperatures to finally go away!
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Plus you can get electrolytes from products like Smart Water that don't have any sugar. However, if you're only spending 20-30 mins on the treadmill, you probably don't *need* to worry about replenishing electrolytes.

As the others have said, nothing to worry about re: the sweat.
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