Our awesome customer base is made up of folks all at least “above
average” in the sweat rate test. Our kind of people! Anyway,
here’s the nitty gritty on sweat rates. We have what you need to keep sweat from your eyes,
we will get to the flip side~hydration.
and Champion Sweat Rates
much do we sweat? An average person sweats between 0.8 to 1.4 liters (roughly
27.4 to 47.3 oz.) per hour during exercise. To help you with a visual, the
smaller bike water bottles typically hold 0.6 liters (20 oz.) of fluid and the
larger bottles hold 0.7 liters (24 oz.) of fluid.
highest recorded sweat rate for an athlete in an exercise situation is 3.7
liters (125 oz.) per hour, recorded by Alberto Salazar while preparing for the
1984 Summer Olympics. The highest human sweat rate recorded is 5 liters (169
oz.) per hour measured on a resting body exposed to a hot environment. At rest,
the skin blood flow was maximum and not competing with exercising muscles.
do you know if you are just an average sweaty person or a truly champion
sweater? You need to do some testing.
Sweat Rate Test
easiest way to measure your sweat rate is to weigh your naked self before
exercising for one hour. After an hour of exercise, return home, strip down and
weigh yourself again. Assuming you did not use the toilet or consume any fluids
during exercise, your weight loss is your sweat rate. For each kilogram of lost
weight, you lost one liter of fluid. (For each pound lost, you lost 15.4 oz. of
you drink any fluids or use the rest room between the two weight samples,
you'll need to include both of these estimated weights in your
calculations. Add fluid consumed to the amount of weight
lost. Subtract estimated bodily void weight from the total
sure to record the heat and humidity conditions in your sweat test. Repeat the
test in cool and hot conditions. Repeat the test for swimming, running and
cycling because sweat rates will vary for each sport and vary with
that you know your sweat rates in each sport, you probably imagine that simply
drinking enough fluid will replace what you lose to sweat given the
environmental situation. If it were only that easy.