The steam room

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    Feb 27, 2007 10:41 PM GMT
    what are the effects.in other words what is it good for?
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    Feb 27, 2007 11:40 PM GMT
    I've never used steam room, myself, but have heard that the steam opens the pours in your skin,making you sweat and enabling the heat to cleanse the skin of collected poisons. It's a way of puryfying and relaxing your body. I believe they do warn against using steam if you have certain pre-existing health conditions....hope this is close to the right answer, if not, you and I will learn something from those more learned.
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    Feb 28, 2007 3:00 AM GMT
    I have a related question. Does a steam sauna, or sitting in a jacuzzi, defeat the muscle pump acquired during a workout? They both relax you--do they relax the muscle that was worked up during a workout?
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    Feb 28, 2007 3:51 AM GMT
    steamrooms are pretty effective in getting rid of toxins. I know that they are frequently used @ olympic villages during the games. It's also a good way to warm up before beginning your workout.
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    Feb 28, 2007 6:01 AM GMT
    Addressing pecmansd's question: I would think you could relax in the steamroom, sauna, or jacuzzi without fear of losing what you've gained. Doesn't the actual building of muscle occur during rest? You're pumped up after a workout because your muscles are flush with blood, but this pump fades away quickly once your workout ends. The real muscle-building comes with the repair your body does during sleep.

    It's okay to relax! And besides the opening of pores and cleansing through perspiration, the relaxation aspect--and what it provides for body and mind and spirit--is what's great about the sauna and the steam.

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    Feb 28, 2007 7:51 AM GMT
    The blood vessels near the skin dilate and blood flow increases, because the body is trying to cool itself. Metabolism increases as if one were exercising, even though one is resting.

    Except for the physical flushing of dirt and wax from the pores by sweat, any "cleansing" comes from the increased metabolism - just as you would get from working out.

    The heat also promotes general muscle relaxation and hence relief of tension-related pain.

    Plus making out in the sauna with another sweaty guy is pretty good, too.
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    Feb 28, 2007 6:00 PM GMT
    So the consensus seems to be that the steamroom/sauna is good for you. But I think we ALL agree that you have to work out to get the benefit of the gym.

    I don't know about your gyms, but there are always a couple of guys at mine who hang out in the sauna/steamroom. I rarely IF EVER see them working out. And they look like they could USE a good work out.

    It's like they sit there and prey on the fit guys, waiting, watching, hoping to catch a glimpse of what's under the towels of guys who are actually using the gym.

    Sitting in the steamroom/sauna for hours isn't going to get rid of a beer gut, and can't be good to be in there that long.
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    Mar 01, 2007 1:52 AM GMT
    Usually sit in the steamroom after a hard lifting day. Do the hard lift, then drink some protein, then sit in the steam for about 10 minutes to help the muscles relax and soak up the protein as more blood is flowing (heart rate increases). Drink plenty of water before your sit. Don't want to dehydrate.
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    Mar 01, 2007 7:33 AM GMT
    Well, we don't have a steam room at my gym, though I might end up using one if we did. Not for any alleged benefits about toxins--most of which claims have no scientific backing at all--but because the heat will relax the muscles and make it less likely that I'll cramp up a day or two after a particularly intense workout. Anyone who's been to an indoor rock climbing gym probably knows exactly what I'm talking about. Without a steam/sauna/jacuzzi options, I have to rely on the shower for that instead, and I always feel a bit weird standing in the shower for 15 minutes when it doesn't take that long to soap and shampoo.

    As far as the pumping, it's absolutely correct that the reason your muscles pump up immediately after a workout is that you increase blood flow to them, and the additional blood makes them temporarily larger. Relaxing the muscle in no way prevents you from the long-term benefit of having worked out (getting stronger, faster, gaining endurance, burning calories). It will speed up the rate at which your blood flow returns to normal, so you would lose the short-term benefit of looking bigger than you really are. I'd still recommend showering anyway, though. Even if you go pump yourself up and then get outside, strip off your shirt and grab the attention of the cute guy you were hoping would notice you, he'll also notice that you're rank with sweat if you don't. ;)
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    Mar 01, 2007 6:40 PM GMT
    There are no proven studies that saunas do anything for your skin or muscles or your body other than promote relaxation, which is always good. You are supposed to limit to 20 minutes so you don't overheat and drink lots of water before and after.
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    Mar 01, 2007 7:51 PM GMT
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    Mar 02, 2007 9:43 AM GMT
    ..I use the steambath most time, after hard workout a hot shower and relaxing . take a steambath, the whole body relax, go down and recreation, sometime i get horny in the steam, the balls hang down and the cock ist full blood but soft looks very hot.. take a look to the aother steambathuser..after a while i jerk a bit or massage me....
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    Jul 03, 2007 4:37 PM GMT
    I dont have one in my gym but I do go to one. Seeing as I work for an amusement park it's nice to go and relax after a day or week of putting up with people.
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    Aug 04, 2007 8:32 PM GMT
    What is the difference between a steam room and a "dry suana"? we have one here at my gym and I use it quite a bit but I dont get it why they are always ways trying to get it super hot. Im like do you want to sweat it out? lol Go hit up the strider or something.
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    Aug 04, 2007 8:36 PM GMT
    I only recently started using the steamroom at my gym.

    It is definitely good for relaxation, and I have found it a good place to meditate for a few minutes at the end of a workout.

    I've also noticed that my skin seems to be responding well to it. I tend not to be a heavy sweater, and a 10-15 minute steamroom visit five days a week seems to be good for opening the pores. I can see quite a difference in just two weeks or so.
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    Aug 04, 2007 10:08 PM GMT
    It's terrific on the Saturday morning of a BAD hangover. Follow it with a cold shower and you're good to go.
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    Dec 12, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
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