The Effects of Vinyl Suits and Sweat Suits? Good vs Bad

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    Dec 03, 2007 2:01 AM GMT
    I'm new on real jock so i wasn't sure if someone had posted up a thread on this already. I was wondering however if wearing a vinyl suit is really a bad thing to use. I understand i promotes the loss of water weight but is that it?
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    Dec 03, 2007 5:19 AM GMT
    Perhaps I can ask you to engage in some logical thinking?

    If our performance is seriously degraded as our core temperature rises, what would be the best way to dress for performance?

    Staying cooler is better.

    Wearing sweats, caps, sweathshirts, etc, is counter-productive and a hindrance to your efforts, unless water loss is your goal.

    Diuretics, as simple as coffee, are more effective, and don't impair your performance as much.

    Cooler core temperatures will allow the human machine to perform optimally.

    Water weight, as you call it, isn't always a bad thing. As long as your blood pressure isn't funky, a little water can help with your resistance training.

    Remember, let common sense prevail.
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    Jan 12, 2008 6:21 AM GMT
    This was a cool thread. I always wore a hoodie during cardio, to sweat more. I thought I was doing a good thing.. lol. But I guess the bald dude who's build like a freakin' tree is right. If I had spent two seconds thinking about it.. I wouldn't have been wearing that hoodie.
  • irishkcguy

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    Jan 12, 2008 6:36 AM GMT
    My sports background is mostly wrestling and athletes have used these sorts of suits to aid in weight cutting for years. In 1997, three college wrestlers from three different universities died using plastics to cut weight. This prompted the NCAA to ban the use of them. Of course just because the practice is outlawed doesn't mean it doesn't still go on.

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9505EEDA1E3FF93AA25751C1A961958260