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sauna suits

Discussion in 'Boxing Training / Amateurs' started by sunderland lad, Nov 27, 2011.



  1. sunderland lad

    sunderland lad Member Full Member

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    one of my mates was asking the other week about whether he should wear a sauna suit when working out.
    he's pretty big, over 6 foot tall and he wants to lose weight. i told him that a sauna suit only causes water weight loss but he was saying that sweating more burns more calories and he says that it would be good making your body work harder.
    does anyone else think that wearing sauna suits is a good thing? has anyone got any bad experiences or do you enjoy wearing one? i know whenever you see some fighters working out, like brandon rios or cotto, they always seem to be wearing one
     
  2. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Training wise wearing a sauna suit is entirely pointless and will only be detrimental to your training.

    As an athlete you should learn how to train smart, not harder.
     
  3. thatguy17

    thatguy17 New Member Full Member

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    Yea but does it help you lose weight?
     
  4. vonLPC

    vonLPC Active Member Full Member

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    Yes, it helps you lose weight. However, it is only water weight which you will put right back on. Sweating more does not burn more calories. I see guys like this all the time at an MMA gym my friend runs, and they are always the most clueless individuals. No offense to your friend. The only benefit to a sauna suit would be wearing it to try to make weight relatively close to the weigh in time. Otherwise, it is useless for weight loss. While I'm at it, the oxygen mask contraption is useless for conditioning.
     
  5. sunderland lad

    sunderland lad Member Full Member

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    thats what my mate was saying, that even though the sweat you lose is just water weight, you still burn more calories?
    some boxers seem to always wear a sauna suit when training, regardless of whether they're cutting or not
     
  6. scrap

    scrap Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The Body works at its Optimum at a Room temp of 54f theres a Clue
     
  7. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Because they or their coach is clueless.
     
  8. pichuchu

    pichuchu Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It actually does but not that much.
     
  9. YRAC

    YRAC New Member Full Member

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    They are good for cutting to make weight. But to wear one everytime you train? That is crazy and will dehydrate the guy...bad move.
     
  10. Johnboy2007

    Johnboy2007 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    In my opinion you should train well hydrated, well nourished and at a normal tempreture. There is no benifit to wearing more layers or sauna suit. all it will do is decrease your ability to train effectively and so the session will not be as beneficial as if you hadnt worn one.


    the only use is i guess if your desperate and have to cut weight (waterweight) before a fight drastically in which case you are either in the wrong weight category or you havnt done your job properly for weeks and are desperate
     
  11. pahapoisu

    pahapoisu Superman! Full Member

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    It helps you burn a few extra calories but it does a number on your body.
    No suit, plenty of water and a good diet are the keys to his success.
    Also a decent exercise program.
     


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