I see fighters using them all the time to make weight. I realize they cut more water than fat but it seems to help get toxins out as well.
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From a website I was reading
Sauna suits are used for weight loss and conditioning by professional athletes, amateur athletes and enthusiasts. Typically, these suits are made from rubberized vinyl, which is able to hold up (not tear) under the stress of active sports such as wrestling.
The use of sauna suits brings out misconceptions about losing weight. That is, to lose weight, your body needs to burn more food (calories) than you eat. And, when your body has no immediate food/source of energy to burn, it will start burning stored fat. Sauna suits help you lose weight by burning more fuel, not only by helping you sweat out lots of water. Sweating lots of water does help though, as it helps your body rid itself of toxins. Plus, the water you lose will be regained when you drink more water. However, the food and fat that were used to create the sweat will not go back into your body, so you?ll lose weight!
Good sauna suits allow you to quickly begin sweating and sweat for longer periods of time. Like with saunas, it is critical to be careful in order not to become dehydrated. Remember your body is burning calories when you wear a sauna suit, so you can drink water to keep yourself hydrated.
In summary, a sauna suit is a good, and inexpensive, alternative to purchasing or using a traditional sauna. If used with care, it can be a great addition to anyone?s workout routine.
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Forget about the "special suits" and magic pills and focus on cutting back on that evening meal, portion control, and lets not for get hard work. Good luck to ya Johnny
PS: The weight didn't jump on your body "over night" so try not to expect it to hop off soo quickly. Learn to eat cleaner and excersice hard and you'll be where you want to be before you know it.You're never too old to be the person that you were meant to be.
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doesn't cut fat. Getting rid of toxins is also being found to be a myth according to a couple doctors that have radio shows. He sighted a few studies that actually showed it placed excess stress on the body as well.
It's good if you're a fighter and need to get to a certain weight in a very short period of time when you don't care where the weight comes from and if it's very very temporary.
In other words, unless this is you, don't bother using them. I crack up every time I see someone working out in them in the gym. These people are usually older guys in their 40's and 50's though.NASM - CPT
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