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Do you have to sweat to garentee weight loss when exercising?

Do you have to sweat when you exercise to garentee weight loss?

Tue. Jun 26, 2:16am

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 6:33 AM

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I don't think so. I sweat my a$$ off for years doing cardio and lost weight; Now I primarily focus on resistance training, which doesn't generate much sweat, if any, and I've lost even more weight. In both cases I was very diligent about what I ate.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 6:48 AM

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If you're on a treadmill or doing some sort of cardio exercise, you should be sweating. If you're not, you might not see the results you are hoping to see.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 11:34 AM

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according to my HR monitor, if I wanna lose fat, I gotta stay slow on the treadmill- If I stayed in the fat-burning zone, I doubt I'd ever really break a sweat.

There's TONS of materials about optimum what's your optimum HR for weight loss out there on the interwebs- Not trying to be a jerk, but you might want to search some of that out for yourself- if you've got the time to post here, you've got the time to google it. :)

( the smiley face is to indicate that seriously, I'm not trying to be a d!ck)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 11:48 AM

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Sweat is your body's way of cooling itself - not an indicator of how hard you are working, how many calories you are burning or how much muscle you are building.

Personally I don't sweat much at all. My husband and I could do the same exercise for the same time and he'd be drenched and I'd look like I've been out for a ladylike stroll in the park - that's just the way each of us works and it's not necessarily indicative of effort because it would be more effort for me to work at the same level he does. I just don't sweat much and never have.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:30 PM

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