For most people, the word “sauna” brings to mind a lot of things: a relaxing day at the spa or Finnish culture, for example. Rarely does one associate it with a dramatic improvement in health and athletic performance but, as growing evidence is showing, that is exactly what you should be thinking about when someone mentions a sauna.
Incredible studies have been emerging to prove what cultures around the world have already known for years: a sauna is an effective health and fitness tool. The problem is that while many people want to take advantage of a sauna for the benefit of their health, cost and access may be limited. The solution to this problem is one of the most effective body hacking tools: a sauna suit.
The sauna suit is a durable piece of neoprene clothing that can safely increase your body temperature to the identical ranges found within a sauna. Consistent usage of a sauna suit has been shown to trigger higher levels of fat loss, increase total fatigue time, support muscle building, protect cognitive functioning, and promote overall cardiovascular health, just to name a few things.
Let’s take a closer look at how wearing a sauna suit as a part of your daily routine, regardless of your exercise program, can dramatically improve health and performance.
Our bodies are constantly thriving to adapt to our environment. Nowhere else can this best be seen than when we exercise. Our bodies adapt to the stimuli or stress that we place upon it. This is why we get stronger, faster, and leaner. In our body’s quest for balance, it strengthens itself.
This means in order to continue seeing results, you need to gradually increase the demand you are placing on your body. If your current exercise program isn’t producing the same results, the Kutting Weight sauna suit can help provide the extra stimuli needed to improve your gains.
It’s no surprise that we all feel like hamsters running around on a wheel that leads to nowhere. Our schedules are jam-packed and yet we know that exercise is a necessity if we want to live a long and healthy life. The average workout can take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete. This is average and doesn’t include those workouts that can take up to two hours to finish.
Performing a workout with the sauna suit, on the other hand, only requires half that time. Studies from Dr. Lance Dalleck show that subjects were able to tap into a number of incredible benefits, which I’ll expand on more below, in just 20 to 30 minutes on a simple stationary bike.
If you’re someone who wants more results in less time, that is exactly what the sauna suit can provide. Let’s delve into the specific fitness-related benefits and what you can expect to achieve in a 20 to 30-minute workout routine while wearing the sauna suit.
In a study conducted by Dr. Lance Dalleck at Western State Colorado University, subjects performed 30 minutes on a cycle ergometer at a moderate-intensity while wearing the Kutting Weight sauna suit. They exercised for five days per week. Subjects did this for six weeks and during the study were told to continue their normal dietary and lifestyle choices.
At the conclusion of the six-week study, subjects were tested in a variety of areas including blood pressure, muscle mass, and weight. Most importantly, subjects were evaluated for their new total time to complete fatigue in a simulated hot environment.
Subjects saw an increase of up to 67% in their endurance levels. This doesn’t include the boost in VO2 max, peak power output, and ventilatory threshold (VT) values, which also greatly improved. Test subjects were able to perform in a simulated hot environment for more than 13 minutes longer than when they began six weeks prior. (1, 2)
It’s important to reiterate that subjects only exercised for 30 minutes each day for five days per week while maintaining their own dietary and lifestyle choices. That is half of what most people perform in the gym. The difference was that they were wearing a Kutting Weight sauna suit.
It goes without saying that this 30-minute workout on a stationary bike is similar to what many people currently do in the gym. By implementing the Kutting Weight sauna suit to this workout, the increase in benefits may be significant.
When the goal is to get into great shape while saving time, the Kutting Weight sauna suit is the answer. As you have seen with the above-mentioned studies, subjects only had to exercise for 30 minutes to see dramatic results. The workout they performed was on stationary bike. That’s it. If you have a well laid out resistance training program, your potential for serious gains is much higher.
These benefits are just in the area of sports performance. What about those who have goals of weight loss or leaning out for a competition?
With athletic performance aside, fitness goals most commonly surround weight loss. The key to weight loss is to burn more calories than you consume. The more calories that are burned through physical activity and daily movement, the faster you can achieve your ideal weight.
In another study conducted by Dr. Lance Dalleck at Western State Colorado University, the Kutting Weight sauna suit was shown to trigger a higher rate of calorie burning.
Each subject performed four different exercise trials in a randomized order using a cycle ergometer (stationary bike). The randomized exercise trials varied in intensity from moderate to vigorous with the time spent being 30 minutes and 20 minutes respectively.
All subjects arrived to testing in a fasted state and were provided a chocolate milk beverage before each trial. At the conclusion of the trials, the number of calories burned was measured using a portable metabolic analyzer.
The study demonstrated that the subjects wearing the Kutting Weight sauna suit during the exercise trials saw a significant increase in caloric expenditure or calorie burning when compared to those not wearing the suit.
During the moderate-intensity exercise trials, subjects wearing the suit saw a 13.1% greater caloric expenditure. During the vigorous-intensity exercise trials, there was a 10.3% greater caloric expenditure from subjects wearing the suit. (1, 2)
Again, it’s important to point out that these studies did not involve hour-long exercise sessions. The maximum amount of time was 30 minutes. Even with this short amount of time, subjects saw a vast improvement in their overall caloric expenditure.
Burning 13% more calories each workout sessions several days a week can quickly lead to better results where fat loss is concerned. Most importantly, you aren’t spending hours a day burning those calories. Studies proved that 30 minutes of exercise wearing the suit was enough to trigger a high level of caloric expenditure. Save time and burn more fat.
Lastly, using the Kutting Weight sauna suit as a part of your exercise program may help to secure a greater overall weight loss of up to 40%.
In the study mentioned above, Dr. Dalleck’s team found that at the conclusion of the project subjects who had used the sauna suit demonstrated a weight loss of up to 40.4% more than those subjects who did not wear it. (1, 2)
A 40% greater weight loss has huge implications in the world of fitness. As Dr. Lance Dalleck explains in the study, you can easily break down the numbers to see how quickly the suit can help you achieve your long-term goals.
If you were to wear the Kutting Weight sauna suit during every workout session, you could be expected to lose up to two more pounds each week. Over the course of only one month, you would have burned an additional 1,000 calories. Over the course of an entire year, you would have burned over 12,000 additional calories. Take note that this is an additional caloric burn on top of what you’re already expending during a normal routine.
Given these numbers, it quickly becomes evident that the sauna suit is an ideal way to burn more calories, achieve an ideal weight faster, and dramatically increase your athletic endurance. (1, 2)
Have you used the sauna suit to body hack?
What benefits have you noticed?
Let us know in the comments below!
1. Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Acute Benefits of Exercise with the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.
2. Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Chronic Health and Performance Benefits of Exercise with the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.
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