Effect of post-exercise sauna bathing on the endurance performance of competitive male runners

19 Jun 2006Guy S.M. Scoona, William G. Hopkinsb, , , Simon Mayhewb, James D. Cottera

3 wk of post-exercise sauna bathing produced a worthwhile enhancement of endurance running performance, probably by increasing blood volume.

Cohort Study
4 effects
6 weeks
6 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Sauna Selfcare risk & protective factor
Sauna
Selfcare

Aerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Aerobic Exercis...
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

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Sauna Selfcare risk & protective factor
Sauna
Selfcare

Exercise Performance Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Perfor...
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Sauna Selfcare risk & protective factor
Sauna
Selfcare

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

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Sauna Selfcare risk & protective factor
Sauna
Selfcare

Blood Flow Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Flow
Cardiovascular

Minor Increase

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