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Old 04-10-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
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Question Sweating more...?

Not a pleasant question but I needed to ask.

My training has become more serious over the last 5 weeks or so and my mat hours are now from between 8 and 15 a week.

But I seem to sweat alot earlier into my practice although there is a recognisable increase in my fittness...

So is sweating more and eariler normal?

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Old 04-10-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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I will respond with a weird question...

do you consume a lot of 'dairy' like milk, cheese, etc.?
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Old 04-10-2004, 12:37 PM   #3
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hmmm chris....lol... could it be you are in love...?.... ahhh he has a crush!....awwwww!
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Old 04-10-2004, 01:02 PM   #4
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do you consume a lot of 'dairy' like milk, cheese, etc.?
What's the connection with sweating?

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Old 04-10-2004, 02:58 PM   #5
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I experienced the very same thing. Having a good condition but on the mat I sweat like hell. Someone once asked me if I drank to much milk. She was right I drank liters... sorry gallons of milk .Since I changed milk to water the sweating got less. I'm not a doctor so I can't explain how or why...
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:02 PM   #6
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You are becoming acclimatised.

Your body is not as dumb as it looks.

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Old 04-10-2004, 11:56 PM   #7
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I have had the same thing happen. When I first started practicing, I hardly sweated at all. When I was in better shape, and training more, I would sweat much more readily. I think it's got something to do with teaching your body how to react to exertion. In other words, maybe your body "forgets" how to sweat when you're not training enough.

I don't really have a clue, though.
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:19 AM   #8
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I don't know, but will remind you that if you are losing fluid and potassium via sweat, to make sure you are replacing them. A good rule of thumb is to drink enough to want to pee every 2 to 3 hours, and if its really concentrated, definitely drink a lot of water right away.

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Old 04-11-2004, 02:29 AM   #9
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Re: Sweating more...?

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Chris Gee (Kensai) wrote:
Not a pleasant question but I needed to ask.

My training has become more serious over the last 5 weeks or so and my mat hours are now from between 8 and 15 a week.

But I seem to sweat alot earlier into my practice although there is a recognisable increase in my fittness...

So is sweating more and eariler normal?
Yes

The fitter you get, the earlier and more you will sweat. Body adaptation to increased work capacity IIRC. A good thing.

Two dumb things that seem to reduce the odour.

(1) Shave off your underarm hair.

(2) Use a deoderant crystal

If it really bad and you're worried abt it, you can always visit your Dr. I think they can use some kind of electro-accupuncture to reduce the sweating for 6-8 weeks at time.
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Old 04-11-2004, 04:14 AM   #10
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Its ok, I dont smell bad. I do actually shower.

Thanks, I heard that you do sweat more when your more acclimatised to exercise just needed to make sure.

And yes I do drink alot of dairy, I'll try changing if for juices instead (i hate water).

As for Sara, no I'm not in love and will destroy you when you're down for Sensei Sturdys class......

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Old 04-11-2004, 04:19 AM   #11
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lol...looking forward to it.... yeh!.... though, im still not persuaded,...ah love can make you very nervous... oh yeh, and do make sure you shower beforehand...
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:48 AM   #12
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Keep an eye on your blood pressure. Make sure it is within normal bounds.

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Old 04-11-2004, 03:01 PM   #13
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What's happening is a natural reaction to your increased level of fitness and intensity of training. Something important to remember that's already been stated is to drink plenty of water, before and after training; you should be drinking enough water that your urine is essentially clear. Also, water is the best way to replenish lost electrolytes.

Remember that the body sweats for a reason, to cool down. If you sweat excessively (ie when signing your name to paper) then definetely check with you MD.

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Old 04-11-2004, 03:31 PM   #14
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lol, its not that bad.... Just when I'm on the mat.

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Old 04-11-2004, 06:56 PM   #15
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Maybe you're having hot flashes!

LOL Jeanne
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Old 04-12-2004, 06:49 AM   #16
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Umm... no!

This was an honest question and now look what you women have turned it into!

Grr....!

lol

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Old 04-13-2004, 09:08 PM   #17
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Quote:
mark johnston (mj) wrote:
You are becoming acclimatised.

Your body is not as dumb as it looks.
whats that supposed to mean?

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Old 04-13-2004, 09:10 PM   #18
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Randal Gore wrote:
What's happening is a natural reaction to your increased level of fitness and intensity of training. Something important to remember that's already been stated is to drink plenty of water, before and after training; you should be drinking enough water that your urine is essentially clear. Also, water is the best way to replenish lost electrolytes.

Remember that the body sweats for a reason, to cool down. If you sweat excessively (ie when signing your name to paper) then definetely check with you MD.
Doctor Randal hehe

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