Thread: Sauna or Swimming
6/27/2008 3:05pm, #11Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
6/27/2008 3:07pm, #12
Wouldn't you showed AFTER you swam?
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6/27/2008 3:32pm, #13
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You shower first so that your disgusting bacterial infected sweat doesn't get in the water.
I used to sauna first and then jump in the water so it felt even colder. Will try it the other way around and see how i feel.
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6/27/2008 3:38pm, #14
As PirateJon said, both. Ice for the sores, sauna for the relaxation and cold/hot/cold/hot-cycles. If the sauna is semi-hot (like 80+ Celsius / 175+ Fahrenheit) be careful with dehydration.
Off to sauna (i loves them) ->Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
6/27/2008 9:06pm, #15
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Ice bath + hot water bath is great for recovery, along with deep massages they're absolutely key to Bulgarian Oly lifters who train 2-3 times a day.
6/27/2008 10:06pm, #16
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Now, this was in one of my favorite books, Science of sports training, and the author (Thom Kurz) recommends hot and cold shower to prevent muscle soreness. But, after a while, if you do the same routine over and over, it will lose it's effectiveness. Basically, save it for the really hard workouts, so you don't build up a tolerance. You know, you could sauna on the days that you don't train as hard, cold bath/hot on the hard, draining workouts, etc."Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross
6/28/2008 11:31am, #17Originally Posted by BudoMonkey
And, unlike Hans here, I know ukemi. ;-)
7/01/2008 12:09am, #18
I'd like to know more about the proven health benefits of dry saunas..I have read a couple of articles on the internet, but that's it.
I do the hot sauna for about 10 or 15 minutes, then go rinse with cold water for a few minutes and cool down, drink water and go back in for another 10 and repeat - when I have the time to do it like that.
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