Steam room vs sauna

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    Jan 09, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    Hey guys. I recently started going into the steam room after my workout. My gym also has a sauna. Just wondering if anyone had an opinion of the benefit of each. Thanks.
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    The room with the hottest guys has the most benefits.
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    Jan 09, 2013 12:50 AM GMT
    I use both but if I had to pick one it would be the sauna. The steam room is so moist you can't tell the difference between sweat or the wet heat. The sauna provides a dry heat and you can actually see your sweat.
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    Jan 09, 2013 1:02 AM GMT

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  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 09, 2013 2:03 AM GMT
    I like the sauna, It gets my heart rate up and it's not so "wet".
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    Jan 09, 2013 2:35 AM GMT
    I feel like the sauna is more breathe-able if it's not lung scorching hot. The reason why, is because sometimes mildew gets into the steam room and contaminates it, and I think my lungs have a big reaction to mildew spores. A side effect is the sauna also gives me wood LOL I think it's because it increases bloodflow in that area...and makes me think naughty thoughts.
  • runnermtl

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    Jan 09, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    I often fall sick with a cold etc. after using steamrooms. Could just be a coincidence...
  • tanlines

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    Jan 09, 2013 2:58 AM GMT
    Seems to be more "recreational activity" in the saunas that I have been to...icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    I alternate between the two. I prefer the steam room if I feel chest congestion or under the weather. Also I get excited in hot rooms so the steam kinda gives me a little privacy. lol I prefer the sauna if I have done a hard work out though. My muscles seem more relaxed afterward than compared to the steam room.

    Also my gym puts menthol or eucalyptus oil in the steam. I love it!
  • ncsudude

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    Jan 09, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    Your body will not be able to cool itself in the steam room. The moisture in the room prevents your body from cooling itself. The sauna allows you to sweat naturally allowing you to cool yourself and stay longer.

    My medically research showed the two are equal in making the body think it's in a cardiac workout, so it turns to personally preference.
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    Jan 09, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    I avoid both as I find them unhealthy/ dirty and am not convined they are good for you, nor your skin.

    People caughing in the steam room is nothing short of disgusting.

    Use the shower and come out.
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    Jan 09, 2013 3:58 AM GMT
    I love both! , its either you feel like doing grilling or steaming....usually i've notice, steam room has better chances of those towel free men! icon_cool.gif and higher probability of them going bare compared to Sauna where you could burn your little birdy, without towel if it get really hot!

    Then again ill go Steam first then sauna... I love dry fried stuff and being fried then steamed ,so ill spent longer times in sauna, It really really makes your muscles feel massaged like and lastly satisfied.
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    ncsudude saidYour body will not be able to cool itself in the steam room. The moisture in the room prevents your body from cooling itself. The sauna allows you to sweat naturally allowing you to cool yourself and stay longer.

    My medically research showed the two are equal in making the body think it's in a cardiac workout, so it turns to personally preference.


    Do you consider doing stimulants (ephedra, caffeine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, DMAA) cardio workout? What about masturbating with your hand?

    Steam rooms and saunas aren't exercise and don't count. It's not cardio. Cardio involves working your diaphragm and increasing stroke volume via the muscle pumps (legs/arms). There's no increased venous return in a steam room or sauna. There's no workout for your diaphragm or intercostals.

    Show me studies that show it is cardio.

    All these places do is sometimes relax and make you sweat in other cases. Both are extremely hard to breathe in. Suffocation isn't cardio...

    Personally I will still sneak into a steam room if I am having symptoms of dry eyes or an upper respiratory infection because I find it therapeutic--although it probably isn't doing anything other than symptom relief.
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:35 AM GMT
    Too many sick people trying to clear their sinuses in the steam room for my taste. I'll never use a public one.

    I'll do a dry sauna fresh from a lap swim when I'm soaking wet because I buy into the conventional wisdom that one "sweats out toxins." Otherwise, I can't make time for either.
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:36 AM GMT
    Just_Tom saidMy experience has been that there is more fooling around in steam rooms than in saunas.


    Eww

    Just avoid both, y'all. #YCYL goes without saying
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
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    Just_Tom saidMy experience has been that there is more fooling around in steam rooms than in saunas.


    Eww

    Just avoid both, y'all. #YCYL goes without saying
    Take your #YCYL and shove it up your ass.

    You're just jealous that you're not as hot as the guys who can pull it off without being called creepy.

    IOW, take your fake pics and GTFO.
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:59 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]paulflexes said[/cite

    You're just jealous that you're not as hot as the guys who can pull it off without being called creepy.

    IOW, take your fake pics and GTFO.[/quote]icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:01 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Incendiary said
    Just_Tom saidMy experience has been that there is more fooling around in steam rooms than in saunas.


    Eww

    Just avoid both, y'all. #YCYL goes without saying
    Take your #YCYL and shove it up your ass.

    You're just jealous that you're not as hot as the guys who can pull it off without being called creepy.

    IOW, take your fake pics and GTFO.


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    Jan 09, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    Incendiary said
    paulflexes said
    Incendiary said
    Just_Tom saidMy experience has been that there is more fooling around in steam rooms than in saunas.


    Eww

    Just avoid both, y'all. #YCYL goes without saying
    Take your #YCYL and shove it up your ass.

    You're just jealous that you're not as hot as the guys who can pull it off without being called creepy.

    IOW, take your fake pics and GTFO.


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    Jan 09, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    We had a thread about how to stop trolls....so I elect to use the 2 methods....icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:10 AM GMT
    bluey2223 said
    ncsudude said....

    Personally I will still sneak into a steam room if I am having symptoms of dry eyes or an upper respiratory infection because I find it therapeutic--although it probably isn't doing anything other than symptom relief.


    THANK YOU.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:19 AM GMT
    Sporty_g saidWe had a thread about how to stop trolls....so I elect to use the 2 methods....icon_biggrin.gif
    The only way to stop trolls is the stop the internet.

    The only way to stop the effect trolls have on our emotions is to stop giving a fuck. icon_wink.gif
  • MidwesternKid

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    Jan 09, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    Steam room. I can't stand a dry heat.
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    MidwesternKid saidSteam room. I can't stand a dry heat.
    Just wait till you start working for a company that sends you to the western US for 8 months.
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    Jan 09, 2013 5:38 AM GMT
    MidwesternKid saidSteam room. I can't stand a dry heat.


    that is bad news for me....icon_confused.gif