tanning after training

  1. Elite Member
    Young Gotti's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  100 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    5,454
    Rep Power
    1369329
    Level
    62
    Lv. Percent
    28.52%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    tanning after training


    i was totally against guys tanning, i'm not really into it and think it's kinda feminine but either way my girl talked me into it and since i paid for it i've been going and have actually been getting more looks

    either way my question is i usually go after the gym, and the beds at the place i go to are lay down beds which i end up sweating a lot, would tanning after lifting help burn some extra calories or is it more like a sauna that your just sweating out water, i figured if my heartrate was still elevated from lifting and i was still burning extra calories that this would help alittle with the process

  2. UKStrength
    Guest
    UKStrength's Avatar

    I think you've hit it on the head mate. The most you'd lose is a little subcutaneous water from the heat of the tanning bed through sweating.

    Also I'd shower, scrub and moisturise your skin after tanning, it'll help preserve the tan for longer
  3. Elite Member
    Young Gotti's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  100 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    5,454
    Rep Power
    1369329
    Level
    62
    Lv. Percent
    28.52%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    i was told to wait an hour after u tan before showering, if u know anything different let me know
    •   
       

  4. UKStrength
    Guest
    UKStrength's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    i was told to wait an hour after u tan before showering, if u know anything different let me know
    What was the reason behind that? To help preserve the tan?
  5. New Member
    bb4life's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  255 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Age
    27
    Posts
    404
    Rep Power
    288
    Level
    16
    Lv. Percent
    59.66%

    i've heard you should try and wait at least 4 hours after tanning to shower. this is supposedly to help preserve the tan, you won't be taking off as many of the skin cells this way.
  6. Elite Member
    Young Gotti's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  100 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    5,454
    Rep Power
    1369329
    Level
    62
    Lv. Percent
    28.52%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    yeah to preserve the tan, i was always skeptical because ur changing the pigments in your skin so i didnt' think it would matter but i followed that rule anyway, but it's not like i'm getting a spray on tan or nething where chemicals would be washed off
  7. keeper
    Guest
    keeper's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    i was totally against guys tanning, i'm not really into it and think it's kinda feminine but either way my girl talked me into it and since i paid for it i've been going and have actually been getting more looks

    either way my question is i usually go after the gym, and the beds at the place i go to are lay down beds which i end up sweating a lot, would tanning after lifting help burn some extra calories or is it more like a sauna that your just sweating out water, i figured if my heartrate was still elevated from lifting and i was still burning extra calories that this would help alittle with the process
    Getting more looks? From a female perspective, I'd say YES. In my opinion, tanned skin shows definition more. Y'all get over the "gay" idea, b/c in most cases, who know whether you tanned in a bed or on the lake fishing? It just looks good, period.

    As far as the calorie burn, I think that's likely. And you'll replace the sweat once you drink a glass of water, but that's a good thing. Hydration is more important than the pound of water you may sweat off.

    Regarding showering, it's actually best to do so before tanning to help exfoliate dead skin cells. Wait a few hours after, especially if you use a tan accelerator, which I do recommend. A good one will push your tan deeper, and keep your skin moisturized.
  8. Elite Member
    Young Gotti's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  100 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    5,454
    Rep Power
    1369329
    Level
    62
    Lv. Percent
    28.52%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    yeah more looks from the ladies, and i do think it does show more definition, but i'm still not down with all those weird things like tanning, getting my eyebrows waxed, peticures, manicures, guys shouldn't be doing stuff like that, thats a woman's thing and should stay that way
  9. keeper
    Guest
    keeper's Avatar

    ^ I agree on the pedicure/manicure thing. But if a guy has bushy brows or a uni, he needs help. Some brave souls will puck, but not many.
  10. Elite Member
    Young Gotti's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  100 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    5,454
    Rep Power
    1369329
    Level
    62
    Lv. Percent
    28.52%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    i'll pluck or run a razor down the middle, but waxing crosses the line
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Who uses a tanning bed?
    By votum in forum General Chat
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 12-29-2010, 10:43 PM
  2. Tanning
    By TheeBC in forum Supplements
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 04-01-2009, 08:53 PM
  3. Tanning???
    By yosahab in forum Bodybuilding Contest Preperation
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-14-2007, 03:36 AM
  4. help on tanning
    By snowtiger in forum Supplements
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-15-2006, 02:42 PM
  5. Tanning
    By Crotalus in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-11-2006, 09:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in