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    Sauna bath in training?

    Noticed that Lance was hitting the sauna after rides while training in Kona. Just wondering what the possible benefits might be from baking yourself after a nice 100 mile training ride.

    Any ideas?
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    I know for me, taking a sauna after physical workout reduces stiffness and muscle soreness that I would otherwise experience during the next couple of days. The warmth, humidity and relaxing help in that regard. But I'm not a pro athlete nor am I training regularly in any way. Apparently Lance thinks there's some benefit for him too.

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    If you mean Hot Tub (as opposed to the dry sauna which I rarely use) a hot tub is amazingly relaxing for muscles and will promote the best sleep. I love getting in a hot tub just before bed.

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    He was hitting the sauna because they were doing tests on methods to regulate his internal body temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoke50 View Post
    Noticed that Lance was hitting the sauna after rides while training in Kona. Just wondering what the possible benefits might be from baking yourself after a nice 100 mile training ride.

    Any ideas?
    I would second the notion that the sauna was to reduce post work-out soreness and improve recovery time.
    Probably the best I ever felt was when I was working out in a pool that had a sauna adjacent to it. I'd turn on the sauna, do a couple thousand yards, then jump into the well heated sauna for a good sweat out. After a nice shower and getting dressed, I felt like a million bucks and dinner never tasted so good. Of course being in my late 20's didn't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by besposito View Post
    He was hitting the sauna because they were doing tests on methods to regulate his internal body temperature.
    I like my answer better. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbondale View Post
    dry sauna which I rarely use
    The word "dry" really shouldn't come into mind in a proper sauna, but I've experienced it too. Some of these modern electrically heated abominations can be dry, especially if built/heated wrong.

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    +1 for hot tubs or a tub bath. home tub baths can include Epsom salts where hot tubs don't.

    maybe the sauna was a regional thing
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