Is sweating during an exercise is really that important? Is sweating good for the body? Does sweating makes your workout complete?
Yes, yes and hell yes. “No Sweat, No Glory”
Sweat is one of your body’s primary means of preventing your core temperature from rising to dangerous levels. During exercise, the majority of the calories you burn actually generate heat instead of powering forward motion (sorry, but that’s just the way it is). In fact, on the bike you are only about 20-25% efficient, meaning 75% of the energy you produce becomes heat. That heat has to be dissipated, so your body dilates blood vessels near the skin to carry some of that heat away from your core to areas where cooler air flowing over the skin can carry away some of the heat. Sweat makes the cooling process work even better, because as sweat evaporates off your skin it takes a lot of heat with it.
Sweat is the only thing that can make you fit. The amount of sweat we produce varies from person to person. Obese people, for example, tend to sweat more because of thicker layers of fat that insulate the body.
Fit athletes sweat more because they need to. They generate more heat and have to produce more sweat in order to maximize their evaporative cooling capacity. That means fit athletes have to consume more fluid so they have more to contribute to sweat.
There are lot of exercises that you can do easily which makes you sweat faster. But, to say, these are the exercise that are most effective and makes you burn more calories. I have a personal vote in these.
1. Mountain Climbers Start in a high plank position. Drive right knee under chest then switch legs. Continue alternating as fast as you can for 10 reps on each side.
2. Air Squats Stand with feet hip-width apart and toes pointing slightly out. Keeping chest up and weight in heels, hinge at hips and bend knees lowering into a squat. Aim to get thighs parallel to floor. Push through heels to stand. Do 10 reps.
3. Up/Downs Start in a forearm plank. Keeping abs tight and spine long, pick up right arm and right palm on ground. Repeat on left side, ending up in a high-plank position. Now reverse the movement, replacing right palm with right elbow and left palm with left elbow. That’s 1 rep. Do 10 reps, alternating starting arms with each rep.
4. Chest-To-Ground Burpees Place hands on ground, jump legs back into plank position and lower body until chest touches ground. Push body off ground and hop forward, planting feet next to hands. Jump up and reach arms overhead and immediately lower into next rep. Do 10 reps.