Who's The Biggest Sweat-er Around Here?

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  1. Cindysphinx

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    I think I sweat more than any Chick who ever picked up a tennis racket.

    If I showed up for a match without a headband, I would probably have to retire on account of being blind from sweat running in my eyes. On hot days, it cascades off of my bare shoulders down my arms. It drips off of my chin, which I can only imagine is Not A Sexy Look.

    I wear wrist bands always. I would like to wear the 3-inch ones Dudes wear, but I fear they would look way stupid on me.

    And I smell like a goat after any match, regardless of ambient temperature. I never, ever wear pants or long sleeves, or even warm up in a jacket.

    Oh, and did I mention that all this perspiration is from playing *doubles?*

    Top that, if you can.
     
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  2. Texas21

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    I'm not a girl but...

    I wear a bandana, and those double wristbands on both wrists, and I use up four of the wristbands each match, maybe six if it's a big three setter.

    And, I'm a pretty big hitter which means I miss or hit a winner before very long. Haha yeah same for me, in all of my closet, I have only one pair of pants, including tennis and normal clothes, and no long sleeves.

    I sweat enough that after a while, all that comes out is water, it's not salty or anything, it tastes like water haha.

    After a pretty hard practice, (2 hours) if I squat down without touching the ground, I will drip enough to make a small puddle, as in one that will splash if you step on it. But then again, I do live in Texas :D

    But yeah, I have never seen a girl sweat that much, it means you're working hard! Yay? Haha.
     
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  3. lilxjohnyy

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    Gimelstob changed 9 shirts during a match based on Tennis latest mag
     
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  4. TheShaun

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    and this after the stinky clothes thread. cindy, i'm learning so much about you :)

    *in a sleezy voice*

    "you sweat like a man. so sexy! wanna grab a burrito after the match?"




    taken from a tv commercial
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    Wow, what a nice mental image from reading the OP. ;)
     
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  6. tbini87

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    just wondering where people live that they sweat like that, or if it doesn't matter (according to cindy). i don't sweat anywhere near as much as you guys, but during summer here in so cal when i play at mid day i can break up quite a sweat. i also wear sunscreen and i hate it when i sweat a lot with sunscreen.
     
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  7. smiley74

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    Hi, Cindy! I'm a chick too and sweat the same way as you. Arghhhhh!!!

    I am in the Northeast so it's not like I am playing in FL or Texas!

    My hubby, on the otherhand, never sweats. However, he does get really red and blotchy! LOL
     
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  8. Topaz

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    Cindy...you win, I can't top that one!!!

    Honestly, I used to sweat a lot more than I do now...even when it is really, really hot out. Hmm, I'm not sure what that is about, but I'll take it. Heck, in clinic the other night I got COLD!!!
     
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  9. Cindysphinx

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    Yeah, that's the weird thing, it isn't all that hot here very often. I guess I would dehydrate to death right on the court if I played in Florida.

    And our matches are indoors. So I can't even blame the sun (although sun doesn't help).

    How come wrist bands always go missing in the laundry? Those things are expensive to replace . . .

    Cindy -- who doesn't have problems with red and blotchy, thank goodness
     
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  10. Supernatural_Serve

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    I've seen a lot of freebies these past few years inside 3/4 packs of balls.

    You should consider using this very useful product from Prince, PrinceGrip Plus. A small dab and I assure you that you will not have any moisture on your hands even after hours of play. It does exactly what it says it does very very well.

    http://www.google.com/products?q=Pr...=product_result&resnum=1&ct=checkout-restrict

    I've been seen to emit steam off my head when its really muggy. That's tough to do.
     
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  11. hjminard

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    You might be surprised ;)

    I sweat profusely, too. Temperature hardly matters.

    The other night at the club ... noticing that my (polyester) shirt was soaked ... I looked around at the other fellas who started the same time as me, and most of them looked perfectly dry.

    Some of us are just blessed with active sweat glands, I guess. Or maybe it's metabolism? Dunno ...

    It might be better than the opposite problem. I know some people who don't really sweat at all, and many of them have skin problems. Plus it helps us lose weight (albeit temporarily).
     
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  12. slice bh compliment

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    Me too. To put it in familiar terms, I sweat a little bit more than Sampras. A little bit less than Rafter.

    Mostly in the head and chest -- I'm absolutely dripping after just a half-hour of rallying and crosscourt drills. Not much sweating in the armpits and legs.

    For matches in the summer, if I were smart, I'd bring three towels: one on each end, and one on the bench.

    I wear wristbands, so my grips are never an issue, but once, I was toweling off and my grip touched my chest. That was it for that overgrip.

    A guy I play with sweats so much in the summer, his shoes squeak and bubble with sweat at the end of a match.

    Right after tennis and a shower one Friday in August, I went to dinner with some friends at a Thai restaurant. My head stopped sweating during the salad course. Then I felt a few beads again on the back of my head during the shrimp with green curry.

    Oh, I've seen my wife sweat like CindySphinx, but on a treadmill or while hiking in Jamaica once. That was the most humid day I've ever felt.
     
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  13. raiden031

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    I have never seen anyone sweat on a tennis court as much as me. Every time I play I am drenched from head to toe as if I jumped in a swimming pool with my clothes on. When I hit a forehand, sweat sprays out about 10 feet in front of me. My side of the court always looks like its drizzling from the all the sweat spraying off me. I only wear polyester because cotton would become too heavy when soaked. I have had my racquet fly out of my hand during serves even with wrist bands due to sweaty hands.
     
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  14. Jack the Hack

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    I'm not sure I can top Cindy, but here's my normal experience:

    • On average, I usually go through 1 shirt, 1 bandanna, and 1 wrist band per set. And I'm currently living in a part of the country with low relative humidity.
    • I always bring a 1 gallon jug of water to my matches, and I usually drink it all. What's scary is that like Texas21 described, my sweat is not salty at the end of matches, and I rarely have to pee either. I guess that pretty much means I'm sweating an entire gallon per match.
    • For a tournament, I usually go through about 3-5 gallons of water and the same amount of 32 oz bottles of Gatorade (depending on how many matches I'm playing).
    • I played two tournaments in Texas earlier this year, and down in the heat and humidity there, I was averaging double the amount of shirts, bandannas, and wrist bands per set. (My hotel didn't have a laundry service and I actually had to stop by a Nike outlet to buy more gear while I was there.)

    As far as Thai food goes, I've also had a similar experience as slicebh! Several years ago, 4 or 5 of us from the same department at work used to eat lunch at this little hole-in-the-wall Thai place. The restaurant made this one chicken and rice dish covered with red pepper and ginger sauce that was called "number 8 hot". It was painful to eat, but the flavor was SOOOOOOO good that I couldn't resist. However, I would start sweating as soon as I smelled it being made in the kitchen. After 30 minutes of eating it, I had usually gone through a dozen napkins... and I still looked like I had just run a marathon!
     
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  15. Cindysphinx

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    *HA!!!*

    When I hit a backhand, I can see the ball fly away from me followed closely by several droplets of sweat. It looks like a flippin' comet! I sometimes wonder whether my partner at net is getting sprayed. Perhaps they just think it is starting to rain.

    This was happening just last night in an indoor facility with an outside temperature of 70 degrees. Heat has nothing to do with it.

    Oh, and on really long game where it takes a while for a changeover, I will have sweat dripping off my pony tail down onto my neck or upper back. That is seriously unpleasant.

    I guess it is a blessing in some ways. I *never* need a bathroom break. . . .
     
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  16. Dedans Penthouse

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    ohhh....that is hot. :neutral:





    Ummmm......that is really hot. :)
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    THAT DOES IT!!!!......I MUST HAVE YOU!!!!!! :twisted:
     
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  17. TheShaun

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    cindy, you have to stop. you're just teasing these male dominated boards :lol:
     
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  18. Sakkijarvi

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    <I never, ever wear pants...>

    If I tried this at my club they'd call the po-leese.
     
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  19. slice bh compliment

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    Okay, so earlier, I was at indoor soccer. Headed the ball and sprayed two or three defenders right in the face. How's that for sweating?
     
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  20. robby c

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    Same here. I routinely change shirts after the warm-up, and 1 per set. A few years ago I was diagnosed with mild asthma. Most folks respirate as much excess body heat as they do through sweating. Less lung capacity might force the body to exaggerate the sweating process. Just a guess. It runs in my family also.
    I once saw a guy play 2 matches with the same shirt in extreme humid Carolina Lowcountry at men's 4.5 District Championships.
    Robby C
     
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  21. Jack the Hack

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    At an Open level tournament earlier this year, I watched this one guy play three days in a row wearing the exact same clothes: Knee length tan cargo shorts, a ratty old white t-shirt, and black high top Nike Air Jordan basketball shoes. I think he was sleeping in his car, or in a tent, and never changed his clothes (or combed his hair). If you saw him on the street, you'd think he was homeless or something. Anyway, he had a beautiful game and lost a close three setter in the quarterfinals (getting ripped on a crucial line call in that match). I had never seen him play before, but I recognized his name... he used to be ranked inside the top 5 in our section several years ago, and I guess he was making a comeback. I didn't exactly go up and get a sniff test, but he must have reaked!!!
     
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  22. LuckyR

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    BTW for the fairer sex it's: "glow", not "sweat".

    As in "my glow drips off of my chin".
     
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