Great suggestions. Perhaps what's most important is not wearing the same workout clothes all the time. I change my cycling clothes each and every day. I would not think of wearing the same clothes 2 days in a row.
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
4/1/13 7:32 A
Vinegar and/or baking soda -- SP has a great article on it, just do a search for Stinky Workout Clothes and it will come up
febreeze. or if you have a chemical supply company near you that sells to the public a bio eater or bacterial digestor is the way to go. spray it on and let it soak, though if you do go for the fancier workout wear try it on a corner to make sure there isn't any weird interaction with the material.
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526 3/31/13 4:39 P
I have learned something by reading these answers. I did not know vinegar would help get rid of the" funkiness" in one gym attire. I used to carry a change to use in gym after cardio because of that reason, but since I put my gym in the basement of my home I can change when they get the real "funk"
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3/31/13 4:25 P
You have the "funk". Add white vinegar to a cold wash and hang to dry.
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47,641 3/31/13 4:04 P
I am sweating a lot but I don't have that probem. I soak my towels in a pre-wash and I never let them lie in a bundle after use before wash. I make sure they are very dry before they are added to the laundry.
I swear by baking soda to remove various odors. I use a bit with the laundry soap (also Arm & Hammer, btw) when washing my kids' sheets after a bladder incident, or on my dogs' bedding, or...on particularly sweaty clothes. I also use fragrance-laden dryer sheets. I know I probably shouldn't but come on...Lavender and vanilla Downy freshness AND softness? Like, HOORAY!
Fitness Minutes: (49,983)
1,073 3/31/13 3:31 P
I was just reading about the wonders of vinegar and baking soda -- I may have to give that a try. It's kindof nasty to put on "clean" clothes and then discover they have a gym odor. bleckt.
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3/31/13 3:11 P
Have you tried washing with baking soda ? I've found adding a little baking soda helps reduce gym clothes odors.
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1,073 3/31/13 3:07 P
I have invested a small fortune in workout clothes over the years -- some with moisture wicking technology and who knows what else. Some of these just seem to retain the "stink" from working out -- I've tried all sorts of detergents (sports detergents, hot water, cold water, you name it). Is there anything I can do to save these clothes? Some of them really aren't that old, otherwise I'd just chalk it up to being time to throw out -- but I feel sorta duped in the newer ones that are smelly before I even get to the gym! Any suggestions or should I just trash them?
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