How Much Should You Be Sweating During Workouts?

Is sweating during workouts something that happens to you? That could mean you’re doing something right. Or, it can mean nothing at all. While sweating typically is noticed in people who are working hard (particularly on hot days), that’s a matter of correlation, not causation.Your body sweats to cool you down to keep your temperature at equilibrium- and while a workout might definitely get you sweating, perspiration alone is not a good measure of a workout effectiveness.

Name That Sweat:

Not all sweats are created equal. People sweat commonly during workouts to maintain temperature control, as mentioned, but people also sweat for other reasons. Temperature itself, for example, will cause you to sweat with or without your workout plan.
Anxiety sweat is another example- or nightmares, or fevers (waking in a cold sweat comes to mind.) Where physical strain generates “water sweat”, fear perspiration is a physiological response (hormone chemistry).
If you’re looking to make the most of your workout, don’t worry too much if you are getting soaked, or hardly sweating at all.

Whether you’re Sweating During Workouts or Not, Ask Your Body:

In order to determine the quality of your workout, it’s best to look at other sources. One option is to try and calculate calories burned in a given workout. Regardless of how the workout feels (which is also something of an indicator) a calorie burn calculator can help you quantify the quality of your workout. Speaking of quality and quantity, the former matters much more than the latter. Short and intense workouts matter more than longer periods of relaxed activity- but depending on which of those workout strategies you follow, your sweat-mileage may vary quite a bit.

Sweating during workout? Yes? No? Doesn’t matter. If you’re looking to get fit, stay fit, and burn fat, don’t expect to get there by hammering out long, sweaty hours on the treadmill. Mix it up and add in some weights to build your core strength (and burn fat) without necessarily breaking a heavy sweat.

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