Do sweat suits work? Sauna suit benefits include weight loss, increased muscle hypertrophy, improved cardiovascular performance and endurance, improved blood circulation (performance + recovery) and reduced injury risk.
Is wearing a sauna suit good for you?
Lose Waterweight – A sauna suit induces sweating, which helps in burning fat efficiently. It also helps in releasing toxins and increasing blood flow, enhancing energy level and mental state.
Improved Muscle Growth – According to science, heat shock proteins are released during intense training in the sauna suit and these triggers the release of human-grown hormone that promotes muscle growth or muscle hypertrophy.
Reduced Lactic Acid – Another big benefit of using a sauna suit is that it reduces lactic acid during post workout recovery. This decreases the soreness and pain that you feel after a workout.
Increased Oxygen – A study conducted on 45 overweight men showed that when wearing a sauna suit during exercise, the volume of oxygen used during the workout was 11.7 percent more than when exercising in regular clothes. This increased oxygen delivery resulted in a better workout, as the body was able to maximize its output of energy.
However, there are some drawbacks when it comes to the use of a sauna suit while working out. If you’re not careful and do it for a prolonged period, your health can be at risk due to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. To avoid such negative effects, it is recommended to split your workout in half and to drink at least two cups of water per hour while wearing a sauna suit.