Creatine, steamroom/sauna and building muscle.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 26, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    Just curious what other guys feel about going into the steamroom. I've looked online at articles, but haven't actually seen anything pertaining to how it may affect working out.

    Say you are taking creatine monohydrate which is basically filling your muscles with water. But if you're going to the steamroom/sauna a few times a week...would this decrease the effect of the water built up in your muscles?

    They say you are sweating out water weight, would that also include making your muscles smaller...or can you just replenish by drinking water afterwards?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 26, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI honestly don't know anyone who can use the sauna and claim they actually lose pounds of water weight afterward.


    The steamroom at my gym is too hot, I can barely stand a full 10 minutes. The Sauna, maybe 20 minutes the most. I'm going to read that article.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 27, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 saidJust curious what other guys feel about going into the steamroom.
    I don't mind hanging out at the nude beach after a steamy 20 minute afternoon rain shower in July. It's like a sauna. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 27, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    No impact at all on muscle mass, or on fat loss.
    But it's helpful as after workout recovery, because it avoid your muscle small veins and arteries (capillarity one) to shut down too fast.
    They open gradually during effort, to allow more blood flow, and close after.
    Keeping them open a bit longer help blood evacuate lactate acid faster and provide more oxygen.
    It's just like a post workout very slow footing, same effect, same reason, just more relaxing.
  • FRE0

    Posts: 4865

    Oct 27, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    Although I've tried steam rooms and saunas, I have little interest in them. After riding my bicycle to the gym and arriving slightly sweaty, then working out, it doesn't seem to make sense to do more sweating and lose more water before sweating again on my bicycle on the way home. In hot weather, it's hard enough to keep adequately hydrated without doing unnecessary sweating.

    When sweating heavily from exercise, I sometimes lose three pounds even though I make a point of drinking water while exercising. Since I weigh only 142#, losing three pounds of water is significant.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 29, 2012 8:34 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    FuzzyPecs25 saidJust curious what other guys feel about going into the steamroom.
    I don't mind hanging out at the nude beach after a steamy 20 minute afternoon rain shower in July. It's like a sauna. icon_biggrin.gif


    Awww, I was in Miami last week and went to Haulover. I also have a friend down there that goes there literally every day. I didn't know it was okay to walk around with a boner, I would have loved to...(even though I was too shy to go fully nude...I just wear gay-aimed underwear e.g. Andrew Christian/bumgear)

    FRE0 saidA In hot weather, it's hard enough to keep adequately hydrated without doing unnecessary sweating.


    That's why I tend to only go in the colder months. Not to mention most places here either have no A/C or a window unit that doesn't cool the whole house. Over the summer it was hard to keep my place below 80 degrees...no desire to sit in a sauna.

    Now that fall is here, I like to soak up all that heat...and it actually keeps me pretty warm the rest of the night if I went to steamroom/sauna that afternoon.


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 29, 2012 8:45 AM GMT
    minox saidNo impact at all on muscle mass, or on fat loss.


    dang, so really it's just a relaxation thing for the most part? I'm not boosting my after cardio fat burn icon_neutral.gif