Saunas and recovery

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  1. Sims.0

    Sims.0 New Member

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    Ive read some articles stating that saunas aid in recovery after a workout. i was wondering how this works and if it is truly beneficial?
     
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    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    well, what did you read?
     
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    too much info.

    i've also heard it...except i have no sauna near me and only get a chance to sit in one when i'm in florida.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Sobolveski and Shukhardin (1980) stated that the benefits of saunas were increased work capacity due to the positive changes placed in the highest nerve centers and in the biochemical process of muscle contraction. They also stated benefits to the blood circulation in the peripheral tissues, relaxation of the muscles, activation of the oxygen restorative processes and metabolic reactions, removal of several end products of the exchange of various substances and toxins and, at the same time enhanced supply of oxygen and glycogen to the muscles.
     
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    just dont let yourself get dehydrated and its probably pretty good for circulation
     
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    No scientific info here, but I hit it up for about 20 minutes after my shoulder workout and I felt a lot better than before I even left for the gym. I also drank about 1.5L of water during those 20 mins.

    Steam sauna ftw, if you have one. I try to go at least twice a week after a workout, more if I have the time.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    the dry sauna's better for active recovery
     
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    Did not know that. What's the difference, as far as your body is concerned?
     
  9. Initial E

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    +1 for the sauna

    I just got into it. I think it helps by keeping the blood circulated and promoting tissue growth or some crazy shit like that. All i know is that my DOMs only last half as long now.
     
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    my gym has a steam sauna, a dry sauna, a spa, and a eucalyptus room. :coold:
     
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    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    i feel horny
     
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