Steamroom at Gold's Gym / Low Esteem Room?

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    Jan 08, 2008 12:02 AM GMT
    I was told by a photographer here in the bay area that the steamroom at Gold's Gym should be called, "The Low Self Esteem Room". I happen to disagree with that comment. He seems to think that guys only use that room for non-fitness related issues.

    I have to say if someone is looking to burn additional calories this is going to get the sweat glands going. Also, potential weight loss could result.

    Plus, if your muscles are sore it can provide good heat therapy.

    I'd like to hear your positive / negative experiences using the gym steam room.

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 08, 2008 12:55 AM GMT
    I don't know if I would call it the "low esteem room", but I do find that kind of thing really kind of repugnant. I love sex in interesting places, but not there. If someone wants to do that, make arrangements to do it someplace else.
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    Jan 08, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    well, with my experience, seem like good looking well build guys never grace the public steam room. And it is usually occupied by overweight old men that you don't care to look at nude. The less the attractive guy, the more chance you get to see them naked!
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    Jan 08, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    ebl333 saidThe less the attractive guy, the more chance you get to see them naked!


    That's pretty much a universal law of nature, whether in the sauna, the locker room, or the nude beach.
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    Jan 08, 2008 2:24 AM GMT
    Sweating will clean out your pores. Plus, sweat promotes a good antibiotic cleansing of the surface of the skin:

    German researchers have recently found that sweat contains a potent germ-fighting agent that may help fight off infections. Investigators have isolated the gene responsible for the compound and the protein it produces, which they have named dermicidin. Dermicidin is manufactured in the body's sweat glands, secreted into the sweat, and transported to the skin's surface where it provides protection against invading microorganisms, including bacteria such as E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus (a common cause of skin infections), and fungi, including Candida albicans.

    And sweating isnt passive. It burns energy to force the sweat out. That does burn calories.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 08, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    And Caslon, that sounds great to me. I'd want to do that, but not in the presence of those who have other ideas than sweating and cleaning out pores.icon_neutral.gif
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 08, 2008 3:26 AM GMT
    I go a gym (different from my usual gym) once a week precisely because it has a whirlpool. Because the pool is co ed, I never see the steam room trolls in it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 08, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    I have to say the Steamroom at Gold's Gym assisted in myself losing 30 pounds and keeping it off for the last 2 years. Lifting weights typically doesn't get me sweating as much.
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    Jan 08, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    Caslon, what would be the therapeutic difference between a steamroom and a so-called dry sauna? My gym has one of those, and I've always just enjoyed the heat and the pore-cleansing effect. I never once considered that the sweating itself - it feels so passive - could be burning calories.
  • Terpmaniac

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    Jan 13, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    I don't have a problem with the big, fat, ugly trolls using the steamroom. I have a problem with them "ONLY" using the steamroom and NOTHING ELSE(not the treadmill, not the running track, not the epliticals, not the pool)!
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    Jan 14, 2008 1:15 AM GMT
    I have no problem with them using the steam room only. Who cares if they slow cook themselves to death. Only when they follow you around and watch you shower that's when it gets creepy and sick.
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    Jan 14, 2008 6:56 AM GMT
    I like using it doing cold weather. It makes me feel warmer after I leave the gym. If i do t before a workout.

    The Saunna is good but is usually way too hot!

    The steamroom is great because steam makes you sweat more. I heard at the olympic villages atlethles use it he streamroom constantly after training.