Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-06, 05:31 AM   #1
NomadVW 
部門ニ/自転車オタク
Thread Starter
 
NomadVW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yuma, AZ
Bikes: 2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 2005 Specialized FSR XC Comp, 2008 Blue T16, 2009 Blue RC8, Fetish Cycles Road Bike
Posts: 3,172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sweat... a lot

I know that I sweat more than the average guy, but tonight just kinda got me thinking. I did a spin class tonight because my weather has been crud. By the time we were done I had a small pond around me from the sweat that I put out. It was... well.. excessive. I'm a well dieted/well hydrated kinda guy. I do the things I should do to stay hydrated - especially when I know I'm doing any indoor training.

I looked around me tonight and I was the only person of 20 that had a puddle the size I had on the floor. Do any of you find that you sweat just excessively more than others? This is one of those "I don't really care but I'm curious to know" posts. I don't think I have the drive to change anything about me to reduce sweat, and I just say I was working that much harder than everyone else

Anyway, any sweat reduction techniques?
__________________
Envision, Energize, Enable
NomadVW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-06, 06:01 AM   #2
Az B
Fattest Thin Man
 
Az B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Directly above the center of the earth
Bikes: Miyata 610, Vinco V, Rocky Mountain Element
Posts: 2,649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NomadVW
Anyway, any sweat reduction techniques?
I find that it's pretty difficult to acquire a sweat while in my PJs on the sofa watching golf on TV. Especially since golf is so boring that it puts me to sleep.

So maybe a little drool, but no sweat.

Az
Az B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-06, 06:31 AM   #3
Dwayne
Rocketship Underpants
 
Dwayne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes: '94 RS Bikes Stampede (commuter), Scattante XRL Team road bike (formerly '05 Cannondale R5000), '05 Cannondale Prophet 1000
Posts: 328
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm the same way. It's pretty disgusting when I'm done on my rollers, too, even with a big fan pointed right at me. I avoid stationary bikes at the gym because I don't feel like soaking the carpet, so I stick to other things like the treadmill (I always wipe down equipment when I'm done though). I know I'll never be able to commute in work clothes because I'll get them soaked, so it's always a full change of clothes for me.

Can't really say I know of any good sweat reduction techniques, I just deal with it at this point.
Dwayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-06, 07:50 AM   #4
3dsteve
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: chattanooga ,TN
Bikes:
Posts: 277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
im in the same boat ,i have always sweated more than anyone i know even as a child
3dsteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-06, 08:52 AM   #5
yespatterns
Smallpox Champion
 
yespatterns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Reno , NV
Bikes: 2005 Lemond Poprad
Posts: 168
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Same here. I have given up on being ashamed about being a sweathog, and have come to embrace it in all it's glory; after all, it could be the next step up on the evolutionary ladder. Sadly, my wife and daughter, being "sweat-challenged" like so many others out there, are disgusted by my body's near superhuman ability to give up it's salty nectar. I mean seriously, what's up with that?
yespatterns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-06, 09:40 AM   #6
Miller2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southeast USA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NomadVW
I know that I sweat more than the average guy, but tonight just kinda got me thinking. I did a spin class tonight because my weather has been crud. By the time we were done I had a small pond around me from the sweat that I put out. It was... well.. excessive. I'm a well dieted/well hydrated kinda guy. I do the things I should do to stay hydrated - especially when I know I'm doing any indoor training.

I looked around me tonight and I was the only person of 20 that had a puddle the size I had on the floor. Do any of you find that you sweat just excessively more than others? This is one of those "I don't really care but I'm curious to know" posts. I don't think I have the drive to change anything about me to reduce sweat, and I just say I was working that much harder than everyone else

Anyway, any sweat reduction techniques?

There is a condition called "Hyper Hydrosis", the most common symptom is excessive hand sweating. I have "Cranio Facial Hyper Hydrosis" which is excessive sweating from the head, but I notice I sweat more than most folks in general. I have instances in the summer where I'll walk across the parking lot from my car to my office and the hair on the back of my head will be wet by the time I make it in to the front door. I do not have this problem with my underarms. Also, I notice when walking through a mall in winter, when they have the heat cranked up, I'll have the same problem. Very strange to be the only one sweating in mid winter!! It is a slightly annoying problem.
Miller2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-06, 02:05 PM   #7
mx_599
Lost in the Black Hills
 
mx_599's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NomadVW
I know that I sweat more than the average guy, but tonight just kinda got me thinking. I did a spin class tonight because my weather has been crud. By the time we were done I had a small pond around me from the sweat that I put out. It was... well.. excessive. I'm a well dieted/well hydrated kinda guy. I do the things I should do to stay hydrated - especially when I know I'm doing any indoor training.

I looked around me tonight and I was the only person of 20 that had a puddle the size I had on the floor. Do any of you find that you sweat just excessively more than others? This is one of those "I don't really care but I'm curious to know" posts. I don't think I have the drive to change anything about me to reduce sweat, and I just say I was working that much harder than everyone else

Anyway, any sweat reduction techniques?
they can surgically end your sweating woes
mx_599 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-06, 02:56 PM   #8
Ritehsedad
Tail End Charlie
 
Ritehsedad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Maine, The Way Life Should Be
Bikes: Fuji Nevada MTB, Giant OCR1
Posts: 543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dsteve
im in the same boat ,i have always sweated more than anyone i know even as a child
2 guys sweating a lot in the same boat...I hope you can both swim, or at least have a bucket to bail out the boat with!
__________________
Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?
Ritehsedad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-06, 08:33 AM   #9
Richard Cranium
Senior Member
 
Richard Cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the Shawnee Forest
Bikes: LeMond - Gunnar
Posts: 2,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I sweat quite a bit more, at least I think I do, than most people. But another thing I notice, I always "drink more" than most people.

I'm amazed at how little some riders can get by with on long, hot rides. There are some relatively big guys going 50 hilly miles on two bottles, on hot days where I'd need a Camelback.
Richard Cranium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-06, 10:00 AM   #10
Spunkmeister
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you sweat a lot, that's just how you are. If you have to drink a lot, then you probably aren't getting the right electrolyte replenishment. Gatorade (previously the highest electrolyte content drink out there) only replenishes half of what you are losing. There is a product called Eload that I've been using for 3 years now that has twice the electrolyte content, and has a blend of 5 electrolytes, not just 2 or 3 like most other products. Having the correct amounts and ratios will help your muscle tissues retain the proper amount of fluid needed to perform correctly for longer periods of time. I used to drink tons of water/gatorade/accelerade/cytomax, you name it. Now just Eload and I've never felt better. I never cramp, bonk or get an upset stomach and the product has a money back guarantee stating that. You can get it online at http://www.bikeworld.com/components/....html?cat=1093
Spunkmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-06, 02:27 PM   #11
stuarts4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: England " Gods own country"
Bikes: scott s4 G.T. avalanche
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Enjoy the fact your working harder than the dry one .The spin class i use in U.K. its cool to sweat
stuarts4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-06, 02:45 PM   #12
jwilson165
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i had the same experience in a spinning class last week. there were about 10 people there and i had puddle under my bike from all the sweat. i also sweat a ton on the treadmill at the gym. it takes a lot for me to be embarassed and i was borderline. it didnt help that i was wearing a cotton t-shirt. i was literally soaked all the way down the front of my shirt. i didnt even look at the back. i ended up getting an under amour shirt, but it hasnt decreased the sweat amount. but, i know im keeping hydrated enough and if im not i get dizzy and light-headed. i just kinda deal with it. doesnt really bother me. i guess try some sweat wicking clothing. thats probably all we can do. cheers.
jwilson165 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:12 PM.