Steam rooms vs. Saunas

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  1. MrJClive

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    After lifting I look forward to going in either the steam room or a sauna, but I have no idea which advanages out-weigh the others for either of them. :o

    What do you guys prefer, and why?
     
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    whats the difference? :hs:
     
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    steam room = wet heat
    sauna = dry heat


    sauna is better
     
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    n/m just looked itup..

    saunas provide dry heat and u make steam by pouring water over coals, while steam rooms are tiled and are at 100% humidity.. i'd guess that a steam room is better, as it would help with your respiratory system as well as provide heat for circulation and such..but i wouldnt go in there for too long, as ur body temp and respiratory/vascular system will be working hard enough from your work out
     
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    why is dry heat better, ceaze?
     
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    my guess would be dry he also because i think you sweat more... helps get the toxins out of your system :dunno:
     
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    u sweat plenty in wet heat
     
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