In this post, I'll provide my tips for dealing with excessive sweating at the gym.
I train hard, and I train often. Part of training, is sweating, and ladies and gentlemen, I sweat a great deal! A LOT! I sweat so much, that it not only affects me in cardio classes; it affects those around me. I constantly have to wipe my sweat off the floor, and watch out for slipping. A few weeks ago, I had to catch this one woman who was dancing Zumba a little to close to me. She slipped on my sweat, and luckily I reacted fast enough and caught her.
At first, I used paper towels to wipe up the sweat, but this was not an effective method, and wasted a lot of paper. I have since then moved on to towels, and though better, this is also not very efficient.
I've tried many things as a solution, wearing more clothes to absorb the sweat. No bueno, this only made me sweat even more! I tried wearing fewer clothes in hopes of keeping cool and sweating less. No bueno as my exposed skin allowed the sweat to drip even more! None of the tricks I tried had worked. However, I think I have found the perfect formula.
In this case, a pair of long sweat pants caught most of the sweat as it runs down my legs, and I think that is the major culprit. My entire body sweats during a workout, and the sweat ran down right pass my shorts and onto the floor. So these pants, as they are much longer absorb more of the sweat as it runs down. Thicker ones worked better, and this is my solution. It did not entirely eliminate my sweating and slipping problem, but today I spent a hell of a lot less time mopping up my slippery safety hazard sweat from the floor.
During the classes where I tend to jump around more, I'll need to wear long sweat pants, and a more absorbent shirt. I can't layer up too much on the top, otherwise as mentioned before, I sweat even more. However, long sleeve under armour rash guards, and a tee shirt seem to do the trick.
Hopefully, this helps some of you out there who sweat as profusely as I do during training. If you have any tips to share on how you deal with the excessive sweating, please share them with us!
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