BY BENNETT KOETHE
Myth: The more you sweat, the more you burn.
There is a common misconception that a fat burning workout isn’t great unless you’re covered head-to-toe in sweat. Sweat doesn’t necessarily burn more calories or fat but can definitely be a sign of you working hard! Sweat is your body’s natural response to cool your skin and regulate your internal body temperature, plus it can also clean out your pores and help remove certain toxins from the body.
During a sweaty workout you might notice an acute loss of weight; this is primarily water weight from sweat and unfortunately not fat. So it’s important to make sure you’re rehydrating after a workout to not only prevent dehydration but also get ready for your next workout by speeding up the recovery process.
Bennett Koethe is a personal trainer at Razor Sharp Fitness. Read more about him at razorsharpfit.com.