Differential effects of sauna-, diuretic-, and exercise-induced hypohydration.

  title={Differential effects of sauna-, diuretic-, and exercise-induced hypohydration.},
  author={James E. Caldwell and E A Ahonen and Unto Nousiainen},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  volume={57 4},
The physiological effects on submaximal and maximal exercise of three methods commonly used by athletes for achieving rapid weight loss were determined by measuring cardiorespiratory variables in 62 nonendurance athletes. A mean weight loss of 4.1% was achieved by those who followed either a sauna (SAU), diuretic (DIU), or exercise (ACT) protocol, compared with the average weight loss of 1.2% in the control group. At maximal exercise O2 consumption, O2 pulse, blood lactate concentration, and… CONTINUE READING