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Posted by: booby | 2004/01/22

sweat

Doc, does a lot of sweating determineds a good work out and does it mean u are loosing wait?

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Hi Booby

Not necessarily - it's often an indirect measurement of metabolic rate, which in turn could be an indirect measure of your potential weight loss, but more often, it's just related to the temperature and humidity of the area where you are exercising. For example, on a hot day, you could be doing a very light session (which would not really cause huge weight loss), but you will sweat a lot, whereas on a cool day, you can train much harder, without sweating as much.

So, I would try to not worry too much about how much you are sweating, and just focus on the intensity of the exercise session.

Good luck

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