Re: wearing heavy clothes while exercising
Man I am doing pretty well with givin' out the advice today.
Anywho Naxis. The reason these guys do wear this heavy clothing is for one or two reasons. One, the reason I wear sweat shirts with hoods, and hats to the gym, is that yes, I do look like a bad-a**, but also, to sweat more. While sweating does release toxins that make you sick, it also cleans your pores, and clogged pores create a poor complexion, but, the real reason I want to sweat more is that your body is 70% water, and to the best of my knowledge that includes fat, losing water makes you look trimmer. Also, these guys may be training for something which has a weight class requirement, in which case their natural weight may be like 182, but they need to be 170 for whatever they're training for, so they need to sweat out 12lbs of water.
The other possible reason (number two) is that they aren't in great shape, and are embarassed about it in the gym, so they cover it up. So don't look at them with your puzzled expressions...they'll think you're judging them.
(As a sidenote: A tip for girls, retaining water (which I think girls do a lot more of then guys) makes you look fatter and It can also create a little bit of a double-chin, at least I think it can, so you might want to try wearing some heavy clothes yourself. However, the best way to lose water weight is to wear heavy clothes in the sauna..)