Cold Sauna

  • squally

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    Oct 22, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    I am a member at Extreme Fitness and one of the amenities is a cold sauna room. Why do people use this? Is like standing inside a fridge. What's the benefit of that?
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    Oct 22, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_adipose_tissue#Presence_in_adults


    The idea is that being cold burns calories as your body tries to maintain it's internal temp
  • calibro

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    Oct 22, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    Hatter saidhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_adipose_tissue#Presence_in_adults


    The idea is that being cold burns calories as your body tries to maintain it's internal temp


    yeah, but the logic is flawed because you're body runs less efficiently
  • squally

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    Oct 22, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    Do you do that before or after the workout?
  • asana

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    Oct 22, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    I thought it was supposed to be like a cold plunge, to stop inflammation and help with recovery after a workout.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 22, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    You go back and forth between the hot and cold, to shock the system. Like hot tub to frozen lake, but with air instead.
  • camfer

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    Oct 22, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    It's a great way to work out your cremaster muscle.
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    Oct 22, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    I wish my gym had one as I would use it for marathon swim training. I'm forever trying to stay acclimated to cold water year around, a necessity for what I do. Hot showers, warm pools, saunas and hot tubs are not my friends.