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Posted by: Shaun | 2010/07/19

Sweat Suits

Hi,

i have been reading up or trying to gather more information on " sweat suits"  also known as " sauna suits" ...

i understand that they help you sweat a lot and cut water retention and helps you burn calories and body fat...

I want to know how healty it is to use this " suit"  with my cardio workout 3 - 4 times a week to burn fat?

thanks for any and all advice.

Shaun

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Hi Shaun

No, they help you lose water, but you'll replace that overnight. The additional energy burned wearing them really is minimal. You don't burn more fat wearing them - if anything, you'll burn more carbs because the intensity will be higher and you'll shift to carbohydrates rather than fat. And water retention - the body doesn't do, unless you have a disease, but you'd know all about that, so the idea that you can play around with water is false. Whatever you sweat out, you'll just replace overnight, or by the end of the week.

There are no short cuts, unfortunately. You have to do the exercise, which you are, and not try to rush the response.

Ross

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Posted by: fitnessdoc | 2010/07/27

Hi Shaun

No, they help you lose water, but you'll replace that overnight. The additional energy burned wearing them really is minimal. You don't burn more fat wearing them - if anything, you'll burn more carbs because the intensity will be higher and you'll shift to carbohydrates rather than fat. And water retention - the body doesn't do, unless you have a disease, but you'd know all about that, so the idea that you can play around with water is false. Whatever you sweat out, you'll just replace overnight, or by the end of the week.

There are no short cuts, unfortunately. You have to do the exercise, which you are, and not try to rush the response.

Ross

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