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

  title={Effect of post-exercise sauna bathing on the endurance performance of competitive male runners.},
  author={Guy S M Scoon and Will G Hopkins and Simon Mayhew and James D. Cotter},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  volume={10 4},
The physiological adaptations to sauna bathing could enhance endurance performance. We have therefore performed a cross-over study in which six male distance runners completed 3 wk of post-training sauna bathing and 3 wk of control training, with a 3 wk washout. During the sauna period, subjects sat in a humid sauna at 89.9+/-2.0 degrees C (mean+/-standard deviation) immediately post-exercise for 31+/-5 min on 12.7+/-2.1 occasions. The performance test was a approximately 15 min treadmill run… Expand
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