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Do you always shower right after you work out?


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Hi!

Normally after I work out, the first thing I do is hop into the shower (whether I'm at school or at home).  When Im at school, my apt is in walking distance to the gym so as soon as I get back into my apartment, I take a shower. 

However, this semester my schedule is weird and I have a lot of gaps.  I was considering going to the gym during one of my gaps (I have a night class and by the time it ends, the gym is near closing time). 

I might be able to squeeze in a quick shower after the gym, but I also want to be considerate of my roommate's needs to use the bathroom (we only have one bathroom). 

So.... my question is.... do you always shower right after you work out? Would it be gross if I went to my next class without showering? (i would change my clothes and try to clean myself up, lol)  and if you dont shower, do you smell gross? & what do you do to clean yourself up without a shower?

 

okay, thanks!

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I'd just end my workout 10 min earlier and still have the shower! I wouldn't wanna go to class when I had been sweating buckets. 

As long as you do not stink I think it is fine....if you are a smelly then be kind and shower OR sit away from everyone!

 

I also live within walking distance to the gym I attend so I leave after my workout and come home to shower.

Editing this to say....You are going to clean yourself up anyways...and change your clothes...you are not walking into class ..red faced and leaky.

As long as you don't smell, who will know? Too much showering can actually dry out your skin. It's all a personal preference.

I do.. But only bc i sweat like a stuffe pig =/ My roomie never really did, cause she never did sweat! But ya, I agree Id leave a little early to do so, Im sure your roomie would understand... bet shed wish for the same if it reversed.

As long as you change clothes and don't stink, there's nothing wrong with going to class unshowered.  Just wash or rinse your face.  It'll help cool you off so you don't continue to sweat so much and lessen any redness.

I don't always shower directly after a workout.  When I get really hot, like in the summer, I continue to sweat for a while after the workout.  A shower helps, but I find that sometimes I end up sweating even after I've showered.  I need time to cool down.

I personally would have to shower, there is not a chance I could get away with not!!!

That being said my coworker - goes for a run and comes back after lunch not having showered.  I always thought this was gross, but I guess you can't tell.  She doesn't smell and apart from her hair being a bit damp you'd never tell.

Get some kind of cleansing wipe.. like baby wipes or something.. to rub down with. That and reapply deoderant, and you should be fine. Unless you have really pungent B.O., then I guess you would need to shower. But I personally don't smell too bad when I sweat, so as long as I clean myself up a bit, I can get away with not showering.

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When I used to not be able to make it home to shower in between classes I would use Dove Body Refresher wipes (http://www.epinions.com/review/Dove_Body_Refr eshers/content_131791621764), rinse my face, put on some deodorant...  I couldn't avoid the fact that everyone knew I had just worked out (my face stays beet red for at least an hour after cardio!) but at least I smelled fine... and felt great for getting my workout in!

Original Post by whatever07:

I might be able to squeeze in a quick shower after the gym, but I also want to be considerate of my roommate's needs to use the bathroom (we only have one bathroom). 

Why not squeeze in a quick shower at the gym? you'll save time, smell better, and be considerate of your roommates needs.

 

When I was in college I would always go to the gym inbetween classes - usually in the morning and then I'd even go to lunch having not showered. I never saw a problem with it. I don't think I smelled that bad....haha. I wouldn't worry about it. Bring a change of shirt and you'll be fine.

dont bother, just wait.  I have weight lifting class from 1-1:50 and then class at 2.  I can't shower between those, I just wait until I am finished for the day.

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If you shower regularly and wear clean clothes I don't see why one work ot would make you smell.

I think it would depend on how intense your workout is. Perhaps on days when you work really hard, maybe you could shower before class. But on maybe a lighter day when you aren't as sweaty, you could wait. I think if you change your clothes and put on some extra deodorant on the days you don't shower immediately, you'd be fine and wouldn't really stink.

Me, personally, I always have to shower right after I workout because if I don't, I break out. I don't even want to risk it.

Let me just say, I am not a germaphobe.

Yes, it is definitely gross! Imagine that at your gym, it is somewhat busy and you use the lat-pull down for 10 minutes. This machine is popular and is used by someone for 10 minutes 4 times an hour. Your gym is open for 12 hours. That means that you and 47 other people have used that machine in a day. I can guarantee that not everyone wiped it down. Now lets say that you use 5 other machines that day with similar use. Your looking at contact with over 200 people assuming that the staff wipes down all the equipment at night.

Think of it in this regard. Sweat dries fast but leaves behind all the nasty stuff like salt, germs, etc. So sweat residue is essentialy the same as sweat. Would you sit in a puddle of random sweat then go to class for a few hours before wiping it off? I sure wouldn't.

Athletes foot, ring worm, staph infections - I won't take my chances. I shower first thing when I get home no matter what. We can't assume that everyone is as clean and disease free as we are. All those who said "don't worry about it" prove my point. I'm not saying that you are dirty or disease ridden, I am saying that we all define sanitary in different ways. For me, I shower immediately. See the link below for more.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0675/i s_6_22/ai_n7578582/

When I ride my bike to school (7 miles there and 7 miles back) I french braid my hair so when I get to school I go to the locker room and do a body rinse (with soap) but do not get my hair wet. By the time I am done dressing the sweat in my hair is dry and I take out the braid and its nice and wavy and no one would even notice that I had just ridden my bike to school. A nice braid with your bangs (if you have them) twisted back with bobby pins will keep your hair looking neat when your done. That is if you sweat as much as I do which isn't much since I am rather active. I don't sweat enough to get my entire crown wet, just a mild dampness.

When I ride my bike to school (7 miles there and 7 miles back) I french braid my hair so when I get to school I go to the locker room and do a body rinse (with soap) but do not get my hair wet. By the time I am done dressing the sweat in my hair is dry and I take out the braid and its nice and wavy and no one would even notice that I had just ridden my bike to school. A nice braid with your bangs (if you have them) twisted back with bobby pins will keep your hair looking neat when your done. That is if you sweat as much as I do which isn't much since I am rather active. I don't sweat enough to get my entire crown wet, just a mild dampness.

Original Post by whatever07:

if you dont shower, do you smell gross? & what do you do to clean yourself up without a shower?

  I can only workout in the AM, but to get any amount of sleep, on those days I skip the shower, and still manage to be non-smelly for work. 

Clean clothes, unscented baby powder, deoderant, and lightly scented perfume.  Voila!

if i shower immediately after a run, i'll still be sweating when i get out.  i have to cool down for at least 20 minutes first.  but yes, i always shower before i go out in company.

I Go to school 30 minutes from where i live and i also have a gap from classes where i go over to the gym to work out. A shower isn't really a option unless i want to use the locker room showers. (No thank you!)

I take baby wipes, as well as face cleaner and clean up that way. By wiping down and re dueing your makeup, you feel fresh and look good too. People are always shocked if i tell them i just finished working out. But in my case if your busy, you have to fit it in when you can!

If I walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes, then no, I don't always shower after.  I do take a washcloth (wipes would work) and wash face, nech and maybe armpits.  Reapply deodorant too if possible. 

But, if I actually workout, jogging, weights, or aerobic type stuff, I sweat buckets and would not want to subject anyone to my funk.  So I definitely shower afterward.

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