THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY FAT PERCENTAGE AND SWEAT LOSS
Kate E Smith, Ty H. Balty, Megan N. Fortney; University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri
Society has developed a negative association between body fat and amount of sweat produced during exercise. PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of body fat and sweat volume during exercise. METHODS: Participants were 6 males and 3 females between the ages of 18 and 22. Subjects ingested a Temperature pill (HQInc. Plametto FL) two hours prior to exercise. Subjects were weighed and assessed for body fat percentages, which ranged from 7.4% to 42.3% (mean = 18.2%). To determine pre-trial hydration subjects were assessed for urine specific gravity, then cycled at moderate intensity for 45 minutes. Subjects cycled in the same temperature-controlled room set at 25.5°C. Core temperature was recorded every 5 minutes. After exercise, subjects were weighed to calculate total sweat loss during exercise. RESULTS: Sweat loss of subjects ranged from -0.4 to 0.7kg. The mean sweat loss was 0.3kg. In testing for a relationship between body fat percentages and sweat loss a Pearson correlation was conducted [R2 = .02 p = .668]. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that body fat percentage is not related to sweat volume during exercise.
Smith, KE; Balty, TyH; and Fortney, MN
"THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY FAT PERCENTAGE AND SWEAT LOSS,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings:
1, Article 21.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol11/iss1/21
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