Where does the weight go?

#1
1900 hrs Weight 16st 4 lbs

1 hour circuit training.

20:15 hrs weight 16st 2 lbs

Can I really have sweated 2 lbs, about a litre of water?

OK i am rather sweaty but it seems astonishing!

Any physiologists out there?
 
#7
Glasgow_Jock said:
Yes, mostly lost in sweat.

Scales can be inaccurate though - might actually be 16st 3lb 10oz to 16st 2lb 6oz so somewhere between 500-1000ml.
Sure, they're not the most accurate of scales but I always take a few readings to check. Seems a surprising amount to sweat though!
 
#8
Yes, whilst you may have lost the weight, bear in mind that when you rehydrate you will put it back on immediately.

Tango
 
#9
was there any difference in clothing? could account for a bit off that.
 
#10
and to be dull! You will lose water through sweat, but you may also lose a bit through just breathing out. so yes, it's a piece of piss to lose 2lb through perspiring.
 
#12
Chuzu said:
was there any difference in clothing? could account for a bit off that.
naked on both occasions! :D

Clearly I will put weight back on with fluid intake. I've just had four pints of Pedigree which will more than make up for it. It just seemed surprising to lose so much through sweating.
 
#13
EX_STAB said:
Chuzu said:
was there any difference in clothing? could account for a bit off that.
naked on both occasions! :D

Clearly I will put weight back on with fluid intake. I've just had four pints of Pedigree which will more than make up for it. It just seemed surprising to lose so much through sweating.
Come out to my place EX_STAB, you will loose more than that :D
 
#14
I've heard figures of up to a litre an hour in sweat.


All the hydration advice I've heard from coaches etc and various sources generally say something along the lines of "it's perfectly possible to sweat a litre in an hour, so you must ensure you keep hydrated"
 
#16
BlackRoseImmortal said:
Scales can f*ck with you. In one day I went from 164lbs to 168 lbs. I think your body can fluctuate quite alot during the day.
Varying salt levels in your diet / body, body hydration at time of weigh in, gastric load, glycogen loads, volume of waste currently in bladder / intestines etc., you can alter your body weight by half a stone easily if you want, which is why you should weigh yourself at most every 1-2 weeks (same day, preferably in the morning) so as to get a better idea of your progress.
 
#17
I have lost 6 lbs during a 2 hour session


2 lbs can be easily lost, but like someone said, it goes back on as soon as you have a drink


a Litre of water weights 2 lbs remember, and 2 litres is nothing
 

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