How are saunas/steam rooms best used?

  1. How are saunas/steam rooms best used?


    What's the difference, effect wise, between the two?
    When should they be used? Post-workout, off days, or other?
    How long should you stay in one?

    Thanks.


  2. Originally posted by JohnGafnea
    What's the difference, effect wise, between the two?
    When should they be used? Post-workout, off days, or other?
    How long should you stay in one?

    Thanks.
    i have a sauna after my leg training to help relax the muscles.... i would also believe that it would be good for pre contest to get rid off any water so your skin stretches tighter over the muscles/shrink wrapping

  3. Is it best to wash off (or at least [non-chlorine] water off) after you get out and are all sweaty?
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  4. Originally posted by JohnGafnea
    Is it best to wash off (or at least [non-chlorine] water off) after you get out and are all sweaty?
    I would assume so. I also notice that after swimming if you go in the steam room or sauna your skin smells less like chlorine than if you had just had a shower. I think you should have a cold shower after to close the pores, I wouldn't want to walk around all sweaty in my clothes.

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