SaunaTek apparel uses your own natural body heat to elevate your core temperature while you exercise. This type of training is known as “hyperthermic conditioning” and has a number of benefits. Immediate benefits include the loss of excess water weight through perspiration. This makes hyperthermic training popular with wrestlers and boxers who need to quickly lose a pound or two before a weigh-in. SaunaTek apparel will also keep your muscles warm, which helps them work more efficiently, can improve flexibility and blood flow, and may prevent muscle pulls and strains.
In addition to these immediate benefits, researchers at Western Colorado University have shown that getting your body acclimated to hyperthermic conditions can improve the quality of your exercise sessions in several key areas, including:
- Increasing VO2max: VO2max is the measurement of how effectively your body uses oxygen. Regular workouts in SaunaTek apparel increase your VO2max, which improves endurance and recovery times
- Improving Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR): Your resting metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns calories while you’re at rest. Increasing this rate means your body is burning more calories, even while you’re not working out
- Lowering Blood Glucose Levels: Lower blood glucose levels can have a range of health benefits, including increased weight loss, better focus, higher energy levels, and reduced risk of degenerative health problems
According to researchers, individuals who trained in hyperthermic apparel lost more weight, improved VO2max and RMR at a faster rate, and had lower blood glucose than participants who did the exact same exercises, over the exact same period of time, wearing conventional workout clothing. These findings reinforce an earlier study completed at the University of Oregon, which showed heat acclimation can increase blood plasma (and thus increase VO2max), while activating “heat shock” proteins that help strengthen cells and can remain active for up to 24 hours after a training session.
Whether you’re looking to shed a few stubborn pounds or break through a fitness plateau, hyperthermic training apparel from SaunaTek can make a difference. Backed by science, and popular in gyms across the country, SaunaTek’s full line of apparel is revolutionizing the way top athletes train, and helping average folks achieve their fitness goals.