Do you shower before working out?

EllyDicious

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#1
Why do friends tell me that it's weird to have a shower before working out/exercising? :shifteyes:
I shower because I don't want to smell sweaty during the work out.
 

Millz

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#2
I kind of view it as pointless since I know I'm going to smell after the workout anyways. I mean, unless he's been a tough day at the office I won't smell that bad before the workout anyways. Or if its before work when I wake up its not that bad either.

At least for me.

There's nothing wrong with showering twice though and I don't think its weird. I just don't do it because I dont want to have to wash two sets of towels :lol:
 

Babe_Ruth

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#3
I'm with Millz on this one, there's no point of showering before you work out. I've actually never heard anyone doing this either, so no offense Elly I do believe it's strange.

Is there a reason behind this, we all know why people shower after working out, but I can't really think of a reason for showering before hand.
 

AnitaKnapp

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#4
I also see it as pointless, since you're just going to have to take a shower afterwards anyway. Even if I desperately need one...I will still wait until after a workout to take one.
 

Major

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#5
No, I've never done it. It's a waste of time and water. Who cares if you smell bad when you start your workout? You will start sweating and giving off an unpleasing odor eventually. Hell, sometimes I will even wear dirty workout clothes just because there is no point in washing them just so that they'll smell good for five minutes.
 

Unity

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#6
Sorry, I'm on the pointless bus with the rest of 'em.

I mean I do make sure to put on deodorant, but to shower beforehand is pointless since you probably should after.
 

EllyDicious

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#7
Well it sounds pointless but it's not lol. I shower and put on some cream that smells great and has 100% effect after showering.
So If sweat then I'll smell good [because of the cream] and I won't feel the sweat odor even when I'm sweaty.
 

Millz

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#8
Sounds like you care if you smell during or after the workout...I think that's where the difference comes into play lol.

I dont really care how I smell to be honest since I know I'll take care of the situation later on.
 

Babe_Ruth

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#9
Sorry, but everyone at the Gym smells bad. No one will notice if you smell good or bad while you're working out. In the end it doesn't really matter either.
 

CaptainObvious

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#10
I'm with the consensus on this one, I neber shower before I workout, it's pointless. I cou;dn't care less how I smell during a workout, only after a workout.