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    sauna or steam room, or both?

    I just joined LA fitness and it is gorgeous!!!

    does a sauna or steam room offer any benefits for health or the muscles?

    How long should I stay in? can I do both one after the other? if so in which order?

    thanks

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    The heat will ease any pain and loosen you up. The steam can help open your sinuses and pores. The sauna will dry up any acne one would have, dry out your sinuses if you're snotty. I think the wet heat is better for your muscles than the dry is.

    As for my choice of sauna or steam room. I hate both. I'd rather be in the cold. I already have fire in my veins, I don't need to be in a hot room.

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    I normally go from sauna to steam room then to the spa pool.
    By the time I get out I actually feel relaxed.
    Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989

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    I go sauna to steam room to shower.

    Sauna gets the sweat going, steamroom gets the pores open, and shower cleans that **** out, and a cold rinse closes it back up.

    However, some advice:

    Never spend more than 15 minutes in the sauna or steamroom at a time.

    NEVER LIE DOWN IN A SAUNA OR STEAMROOM. You could pass out because the bloodflow would drain out of your head when you sat up. I learned about this from an article on "How to have sex in public places", and it advocated "sitting-up" positions only for sauna or steamroom.

    Wear a fucking towel. I don't care if they're old, wrinkly balls or young shiny-smooth ones, I don't wanna see em.

    Make sure you're hydrated.

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    I dont think I could tolerate 15 minutes in either

    and they are both in the mens locker room so I wont be having sex in them but thanks for the tip

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    This is a month old thread and my question is not actually on-topic, but I just gotta know, dudemanboy: how hot are the saunas in the US? I'm asking because I've run across some pretty lame excuses for a sauna all over Europe so I'm curious. I'm half-Finnish and half-Russian and that makes for a fairly authentic breeding sauna-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith
    This is a month old thread and my question is not actually on-topic, but I just gotta know, dudemanboy: how hot are the saunas in the US? I'm asking because I've run across some pretty lame excuses for a sauna all over Europe so I'm curious. I'm half-Finnish and half-Russian and that makes for a fairly authentic breeding sauna-wise.
    Do you think that all saunas in the US are set to one particular temperature?

    Well they aren't.

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    Yes, of course I think that. How incredibly astute of you.

    Now that you've given an idiotic answer perhaps you could try answering something along the lines of "well, at our gym...".

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    Actually, this is a YEAR old thread. It's 2006 last time I checked.

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    That WAS astute. Apologies. Too much heat up here. Melts the brain.

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