Do sauna suits work?

  • visionsofruin

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    Jun 15, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    I hear both sides, saying "It works" and "it doesnt do anything". Any personal experiences with the product? Did it work for you?
  • FRE0

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    Jun 15, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    I've never heard of a sauna suite, but I assume that you mean something that causes you to sweat while working out. Yes, they work, if all you've interested in is sweating. However, they will reduce your exercise tolerance thereby reducing you ability to become fit.

    The purpose of exercise isn't to cause sweating. One cannot gauge the effectiveness of exercising by the amount that one sweats. In cool weather, you might not sweat at all but yet your exercising might still be very effective. And, in cool weather, you will be able to exercise more because you will be less likely to become dehydrated and over-heated.

    Take, for example, running for exercise. If you wear a sauna suite, you will overheat quickly and not be able to run as far or as fast. Thus, your ability to exercise will be reduced and you will not become as fit. Also, if you are trying to lose weight, you will lose less weight because you won't be able to exercise as much. The weight you will lose while exercising will be water because of the sweating and that must be made up by drinking more water else you will become dehydrated.

    You lose weight by eating few calories than you burn. Thus, exercising more will cause you to burn more calories and the more calories you burn, the more weight you will lose. Losing weight through sweating is very temporary.

    The only justification I can see for a sauna suit is if you have to do running workouts in cold weather to prepare for a race which will take place where the weather is hot.
  • fitone

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    Jun 15, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    The premise is bogus. You need to stay hydrated. The suit makes you sweat. As soon as you drink water you become rehydrated. Not the way to lose weight or fat.
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    Jun 15, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    If you like hot sweaty pig sex, a sauna suit will work great.
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    Jun 15, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    visionsofruin saidI hear both sides, saying "It works" and "it doesnt do anything". Any personal experiences with the product? Did it work for you?


    lol NO! they just make you look silly while working out, just ask my parents.
  • goodmagic

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    Jun 15, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    the vinyl in sauna suits cause cancer. Says so on the packaging. Best to sweat the old fashion way. Naked!
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    Jun 15, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    You can't literally sweat the fat off. Sweating has nothing to do with fat loss nor is a good indicator of gauging exercise intensity.

    However, if what you're attempting to accomplish is to reduce your water weight... I guess it can help with that.
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:08 AM GMT
    its bogus. all it does is makes you sweat, sweat is just water leaving the body. do all you are doing is losing water from your body.

    A lot of wrestlers use those to cut weight right before a match...aka they drop water and add it back on before the match by rehydrating...DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
  • OMGitsRoy

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    Jun 16, 2012 3:09 AM GMT

    I'm still waiting for my Jacuzzi suit icon_razz.gif

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    Jun 16, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    Dude just diet and exercise.
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    Jun 16, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    losing weight? prob not
  • calibro

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    Jun 16, 2012 7:23 AM GMT
    OMGitsRoy said
    I'm still waiting for my Jacuzzi suit icon_razz.gif

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    win
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    Jun 16, 2012 7:27 AM GMT
    OMGitsRoy said
    I'm still waiting for my Jacuzzi suit icon_razz.gif

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    this is exactly what I thought of! haha
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    A sauna makes you hot. I'm sure the suit does the same.

    There's some evidence that there are cardiovascular benefits to going in a sauna - personally I think it's because the heat makes the tiny vascular smooth muscles relax and then when you go in the cold shower they contract. Exercise for muscles you can't voluntarily contract. But that's just my hypothesis, I don't think I've seen it supported anywhere.