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 TheOnlyMan
Joined: 4/2/2009
Msg: 1
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Lately, when I go to the gym my friend who I go with tells me I smell terrible even before starting to work out. I take one shower a day, right after exercise and I go to the gym 6 days a week for an average of 1.5 hours each day.

I also consume a lot of supplements and food lately, I do not feel bad or anything, but I can't help that I smell bad and also let some rip not to get into too much detail.

My friend said I smell like "40 years in the dessert" in reference to me being Jewish, but my concern is whether internally I am decaying or something? I eat around 3200 calories/day.

Thx.
 boloteee
Joined: 10/5/2008
Msg: 2
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Posted: 6/17/2009 8:38:44 PM
Pardon me in advance...

You need to get off your ass and starting researching. Study. And figure out what in the hell you are doing.

You are hands down one of the most clueless people Ive seen jump into weight lifting, prohormones, other supplements, cross their fingers and hope for the best.

You boast your goals without knowing how to achieve them. You tout your pro hormone use as if this is some achievement. You come in here asking if we can tell you about the long term effects of supplements you are already taking. What moron takes pro hormones without knowing the research behind it let alone its long term effects?

You now ask us about smelling badly. You actually mentioned you feel you might be decaying inside??

Jesus Christ do some research. Go see a doctor. STUDY RESEARCH what you are doing and putting into your body. You are constantly looking for shortcuts and quick tips without taking the time to sit your ass down and read something.

You are by far one of the worst cases of ridiculousness in this area Ive seen in a long time.

I do not mind holding someones hand and helping them along the way......but you reek of laziness and immaturity.
 crazy4mars
Joined: 2/9/2009
Msg: 3
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Posted: 6/17/2009 9:45:54 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Well said....thankyou boloteee....
 shoulderlegs
Joined: 4/14/2005
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Posted: 6/17/2009 9:56:37 PM
I've heard many times about people who are "eaten up"(As Southerners say) with cancer have a very bad smell.

...just sayin'.....
 ineffable01
Joined: 7/10/2008
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Posted: 6/18/2009 11:40:18 AM
Yes, smelling bad is a bad sign. Asking about it on a dating website is an even worse sign. My advice? Stop working out, stop whatever infernal supplements you are taking. Go see a doctor. Then contact a nutritionist/trainer.
 James Bottomtooth III
Joined: 5/19/2008
Msg: 6
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Posted: 6/18/2009 1:38:13 PM

...Lately, when I go to the gym my friend who I go with tells me I smell terrible even before starting to work out. I take one shower a day, right after exercise and I go to the gym 6 days a week for an average of 1.5 hours each day...


Have you thought it may be your clothing?

If you are wearing cotton based garments they will get the "funk" after a few months and smell fine once washed but as soon as your body hits a certain temp. the funk comes back out.

If you spend allot of time in the gym you should invest in some antimicrobial clothing.
 TheOnlyMan
Joined: 4/2/2009
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Posted: 6/18/2009 2:53:11 PM
Thanks, James, I think you are right.

When this recession is over, I will buy new clothes.
 hooked_and_happy
Joined: 3/24/2008
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Posted: 6/18/2009 4:31:11 PM

Is Smelling Bad a Bad Sign?

Well, it ain't a good sign.
Is Smelling Bad a Bad Sign?
Posted: 6/18/2009 7:00:27 PM
If indeed it is your clothes try washing them with vinegar.

Fill your washer with water, add 1/2 cup vinegar and your soap to the water and let it agitate for a minute. Then add your clothes and wash and dry as usual.

This method makes sour towels fresh again and should work well for ridding your clothes of that sour funk.
 TheOnlyMan
Joined: 4/2/2009
Msg: 10
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Posted: 6/18/2009 7:43:22 PM
Thanks for the tip, optimistically cynical, I will try that and see what happens.
 ZenBeth
Joined: 2/23/2009
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Posted: 6/18/2009 8:56:40 PM
The type of soap one cleans their clothes with plays a big part as well. This is why when I do laundry I add one cup of plain vinegar to the rinse since this removes any soap or detergent residue and leaves a clean not a vinegar smell. And some supplements like B vitamins can change a persons body odor. Which is why eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is important as they work like charcoal to remove bad smells.

~Beth~
 carrickknot
Joined: 3/30/2009
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Posted: 6/20/2009 7:25:29 PM
Hey boloteee



What moron takes pro hormones without knowing the research behind it let alone its long term effects? ... You are constantly looking for shortcuts and quick tips without taking the time to sit your ass down and read something.
You are by far one of the worst cases of ridiculousness in this area Ive seen in a long time.


Well that wasn't very tactful. Funny - but not tactful at all... except I agree with you, and smelling bad is bad, but I'd suggest he should just ignore it. I like how you just write what you want and don't worry too much about what we think of you as a person. It's admirable. I know for myself, I've been pissing off people in on-line forums since the days of BBSs and Echomail. LOL, if you knew my real name you could do a google search and my name brings up posts crazy posts from "HOLYSMOKE" in the mid nineties. Oh the days of youth and wonder...

I found a quote you might like. Maybe you've read it. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson

For the bad smell - try more rum!
 boloteee
Joined: 10/5/2008
Msg: 13
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Posted: 6/21/2009 5:12:29 AM
lol!

Reunitedddd and it feeeeels so gooood. Nice to see you again Carrick.

Its rare I name call or get that snarky in forum. But this young man ...sigh. Shakes head.

He had it coming. Storms off in a huff

 ox2117
Joined: 1/14/2009
Msg: 14
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Posted: 6/22/2009 6:10:56 PM
AXE that shit up, and dude... your still small?
 Zotaga86
Joined: 2/4/2009
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Posted: 6/22/2009 6:28:05 PM
Yeah dude.. If you stink that much than there is definitely a problem, lol..
 Slipknot6
Joined: 6/3/2009
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Posted: 6/22/2009 7:46:42 PM
Don't go to the gym so fking much, I bet your routine sucks.. And I doubt your diet is that great either.. The best results Ive ever had were on a 4 day split..

monday - shoulders/triceps
tuesday - back
thursday - chest/biceps
friday - legs, never skip legs.. NEVER, EVER .. EVER.
 hippyhip
Joined: 4/19/2009
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Posted: 6/23/2009 11:37:46 PM
Many people go to the gym and leave their sweaty clothes in a zippered up gym-bag until next gym visit.....That is a #1 NO!....Next time they come to the gym they pull those clothes out and work out totally oblivious to others around them, while others are avoiding being next to them...

Pull those clothes out of that gym bag and WASH it, wash that stinky gym bag as well once in a while, and consider that you are in a public place sharing space with others be considerate....At least you stopped and took the time to ask which is admirable, as opposed to the muscled jock who thinks he is IT, yet reeks like a camel...The male gender is not alone, there are some females who smell just as bad..
 wl425
Joined: 4/7/2009
Msg: 18
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Posted: 6/25/2009 9:25:17 PM
Guarantee if your on a higher protein diet, your gas and bowels are smelling like sewer crap. Definitely a weapon to have if your around people that you can't stand
 Chubbybessie
Joined: 6/21/2009
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Posted: 8/2/2009 6:02:06 AM
I realized during the last few years if I take any kind of algae chorella, spirulina or just eat seaweeds salad, sushi or just drink chlorophyll my body odor is totally gone.
 jaqi
Joined: 2/2/2008
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Posted: 8/2/2009 11:28:46 AM

I take one shower a day, right after exercise and I go to the gym 6 days a week for an average of 1.5 hours each day.


I find it incredible that you only have one shower a day after exercise.... I take it you then do a days work, maybe socialise in the evening and then sleep in your sweaty bed all night long before getting to that gym again..... and you wonder why you smell like '40 years in the cheesecake ...... ooops sorry think you meant desert'


 MissaInVA
Joined: 5/4/2009
Msg: 21
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Posted: 8/2/2009 11:43:27 AM
Take a shower and put on some deodorant BEFORE you go to the gym. I do it routinely. My son was actually making fun of me yesterday when I came in from bike riding (getting better) yesterday, and I took a shower/changed my shirt/sports bra before going to the gym. He was like, "God mom! You're just gonna get sweaty and nasty again." I told him I like to start out fresh.
 winteragain
Joined: 3/26/2009
Msg: 22
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Posted: 8/2/2009 2:09:32 PM
OP never said a single thing about prohormone use nor did he state any goals, so bashing him on false charges is not playing fair.

OP mentioned being Jewish. Chances are you're of Ashkenazi heritage which is pretty secular and the gene pool is not as diverse as other groups, therefore you stand a higher chance to inherit some genetic disorders that would otherwise be rare for others. You might have inherited a gene mutation causing overactive sweat glands, or lacking enzymes to process waste products, or have some sort of metabolic malfunction that doesn't interact with certain foods correctly. If your friend is the only one complaining, get another partner.
 jaqi
Joined: 2/2/2008
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Posted: 8/2/2009 2:30:41 PM
yes... lets just give him lots of excuses to use to get away from the fact that he admits to having but one shower a day... after exercising!
 MissaInVA
Joined: 5/4/2009
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Posted: 8/3/2009 6:42:18 AM
I gotta side with Jaqi here. It's a rare and unusual day that I only take one shower a day. It's usually two, and during hot weather (like now) more like 3-4.

Also, make sure you're washing your gym clothes EVERY DAY - or have more than one set of work out clothes. But, DO NOT wear the same clothes two days in a row without washing. The vinegar tip was good advice. I always wash my gym clothes in hot water. That helps too.
 James Bottomtooth III
Joined: 5/19/2008
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Posted: 8/3/2009 7:36:13 AM

yes... lets just give him lots of excuses to use to get away from the fact that he admits to having but one shower a day... after exercising!


Why would someone need to shower more than that?
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