Can You Burn Fat in a Sauna?
When I jumped in the sauna last night,
I had it cranked up to 170 degrees. We're
Within a few seconds sweat poured off me.
I grabbed the butter knife sitting next to
me and scraped the sweat beads from my skin.
This is an old "wrestler's trick" - it forces your body
to quickly produce more sweat because your system
is trying to cool off.
Each batch of coolant equals more "lost weight." At least
that's how I thought at the time, when every drop of sweat
was weight that stood between me and the moment I made
weight. There were many days where I dropped four or more
pounds in the sauna alone - which was quickly replaced with
a couple bottles of room temperature Gatorade.
Anyway, last night, when I was melting in the sauna, I got
to thinking about all the people who are probably convinced
that the sauna is "only good for dropping water weight." That
it has absolutely zero effect on fat loss.
Well, here's my take on the matter: A sauna does contribute to lost
water weight. As such, it is important to immediately replace the
lost fluids. In fact, I keep a quart of water in the sauna with
me and drink as needed ... even whilst sweating. And afterward
I drink like a fiend as well.
There are many reasons why I like to take a sauna, and today
I'll give you a few of them.
1. Your skin is the largest eliminative organ in the body.
When you work up a good sweat in the sauna, your body is
cleansed of impurities. With the impurities cleansed from your body,
your system is much more efficient. This is why many people will
tell you that they get over a cold faster with a daily sauna.
2. In the sauna, I like to do some some deep breathing exercises, such as
the Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener - or the vacuum - as taught
in Combat Abs
and I believe the results I get from doing so are faster than when I do them
in a normal "climate."
3. When I enter the sauna - my body is forced to adapt to the heat. It
adapts by trying to cool off - but even while doing so, there can be no
doubt that my own metabolic heat is cranked up considerably. Can this,
over time, lead to greater fat loss? I believe so.
I'll write more about my experiences with the sauna in the future. In the
meantime, if the sauna is something you want to make use of, make
sure you speak with your physician before doing so. It's not for
Alrighty then. Time for my daily dose of the Farmer Burns Stomach
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