Fat Loss = Sweat | Debunking Fitness Myth
Hey, it’s Coach Reid here! Today, I want to talk about a question that I’ve been recently asked from some clients, and that is, “Does more sweating during a workout mean more fat loss in the workout?”
And the answer is no. So no, that does not mean that people that are sweating more during a workout are burning more fat than you. In fact, your overall sweat, like how much you’re sweating, has very little to do with how much fat you’re burning.
What it actually has to do with is how hot your body is getting, and then your body’s efficiency at cooling down. So typically you’ll see higher trained athletes actually sweat more because their bodies are more effective at cooling them down because they’ve been trained and done this stuff for longer periods of time.
So basically if you see somebody sweating more, so that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re any more high level also has to do with like your overall body temperature, whether you’re any more a little bit higher than somebody else, and just how much, you know, mass you’re moving around, somebody that’s bigger than you is obviously moving more mass, thus pushing up their heart rate potentially more than yours.
So there’s lots of factors to do with the sweat, but the overall answer is that like sweat being fat crying, you know, that they always say that that is just simply not true. So if you see somebody else in the gym sweating a lot more than you, that doesn’t mean that they’re losing all this fat and you’re not, it just means they have a different body than you. They have a different system at cooling their body down than you do. So that’s sort of just what I want to answer and clarify today that just because you’re sweating a lot does not necessarily mean you’re burning fat.
-EarthFIT Coach Reid