Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday

Am) Lift 45:00. Solid effort over-all. Shoulder is not 100%.
 Sauna 45:00.

Pm) Run.

My latest i-pod addition. Love these guys.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Tim,

I understand the benefits of spending time in the sauna, my question is, does elevated heart rate from time in the sauna count the same as elevated heart rate from running or biking?

Jeb

Lucho said...

I've wondered the same thing and can't think of any reason why it would. The elevated HR is from increased blood flow to the skin to cool your body. Different mechanism than exercise. I wish it did though!

Anonymous said...

Heart rate is heart rate though right? Do you think sauna time has any benefits towards improving fitness levels? Not that I am going to quite running and just sit in the sauna..lol just curious
Jeb

Lucho said...

Ya, from a pure cardiac pov. So if you're trying to strengthen your heart I guess it would do that. But sitting with a high HR (from heat stress) won't do anything for running muscles. I see your point I think, and the fitness benefits if any would have to be minimal. Are you more aerobically fit from sitting in a sauna an hour a day? I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing breaking benjamin.... like them.
Greetings from Germany
Anke

Trev said...

Here's a study about the benefits of post-exercise Saunas.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16877041


Lucho said...

Thanks Trev. And here's another one from Ben Greenfield. Not a scientific study but rather just reasons why a sauna can be good.
http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2015/10/science-of-sauna/

Lucho said...

Greetings to you too Anke.