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    Sauna For Quicker Recovery?

    Will using sauna after a workout help speed up recovery. My buddy is saying if you jump in for about 10 mins stratight after a session it speeds up the bodys recovery process. Gets the blood pumping through the whole of the body.

    Is it worth looking into?
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    Originally Posted by Tenor2020 View Post
    Will using sauna after a workout help speed up recovery. My buddy is saying if you jump in for about 10 mins stratight after a session it speeds up the bodys recovery process. Gets the blood pumping through the whole of the body.

    Is it worth looking into?
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    Originally Posted by Tenor2020 View Post
    Will using sauna after a workout help speed up recovery. My buddy is saying if you jump in for about 10 mins stratight after a session it speeds up the bodys recovery process. Gets the blood pumping through the whole of the body.

    Is it worth looking into?
    I'm a huge believer in the benefits of sauna'ing and have been doing 2x15 minute sessions after exercise at least 4 times a week for past 10 weeks. Doing it after exercise is best as it extends the "after-burn" i.e. the period where you burn calories faster after exercise. Some of us also stretch more easily when relaxed in the sauna, which is great for muscle recovery. Sauna'ing also a very mentally and physically relaxing experience once you get used to it... and the relaxation in itself can be therapeutic. I tend to add zero carb/zero cal electrolyte pills into my water when I sauna to avoid dehydration. Also for muscle recovery I use BCAAs. All of this helps me work out every day (sometimes twice a day) in my early 50s, with usually just one rest day each week.
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    Originally Posted by Slobdiddy View Post
    I'm a huge believer in the benefits of sauna'ing and have been doing 2x15 minute sessions after exercise at least 4 times a week for past 10 weeks. Doing it after exercise is best as it extends the "after-burn" i.e. the period where you burn calories faster after exercise. Some of us also stretch more easily when relaxed in the sauna, which is great for muscle recovery. Sauna'ing also a very mentally and physically relaxing experience once you get used to it... and the relaxation in itself can be therapeutic. I tend to add zero carb/zero cal electrolyte pills into my water when I sauna to avoid dehydration. Also for muscle recovery I use BCAAs. All of this helps me work out every day (sometimes twice a day) in my early 50s, with usually just one rest day each week.
    Interesting. I have always thought that the sauna would be counterproductive since it causes you to sweat profusely and dehydrate the muscles after training, but I've never researched.

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    Subbing for interest

    Joe Rogan had a few guests espouse the benefits of saunas. But I haven't been able to find much research on the subject. Just a lot of anecdotal evidence.

    Some research I did was saying actual low EMF infrared saunas start at $3k for a single person. It's a lot to invest, with not much solid research on the effectiveness.
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    Hot/Cold Tub Therapy works for a lot of guys, but the Cold Tub can be brutal.

    Hot Jacuzzi for a bit, then ice cold water, then back to the hot, then ice cold again, then finish with hot.

    To see it in action--> Youtube "STRONGMAN WORKOUT AND ICE BATH IMMUNITY CHECK!"
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    Originally Posted by Benchpresser350 View Post
    Hot/Cold Tub Therapy works for a lot of guys, but the Cold Tub can be brutal.

    Hot Jacuzzi for a bit, then ice cold water, then back to the hot, then ice cold again, then finish with hot.

    To see it in action--> Youtube "STRONGMAN WORKOUT AND ICE BATH IMMUNITY CHECK!"
    Good advice
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