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Greater Fitness - Sauna Jump

By ingeniously combining the technology from a far infrared sauna with the fitness capability of a rebounder, achieving greater fitness by getting stronger, leaner and in shape in as little as 15 minutes a day is guaranteed with Sauna Jump!

Greater Fitness With Infrared Saunas

Generalized information regarding greater fitness from use with an infrared sauna (IR) to build and sustain athletic performance abounds. However, several exceptional examples about the use of infrared therapy to sports conditioning clearly demonstrate its imperative value.

Infrared Sauna Therapy - Pittsburgh SteelersDr. Matt Burnett is a sports chiropractor responsible for keeping NFL players of the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as Jacksonville Jaguars in top physical condition. He uses infrared saunas as part of his regimen. Infrared saunas are used to increase levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which transports energy within the cells. The stimulation of ATP promotes the discharge of growth hormone (GH or HGH) and nitric oxide that in turn builds muscle [1].

As IR saunas can burn over 500 calories in a comfy half hour session, they have become popular among players trying to make weight prior to training camp and during the season.

Greater Fitness - Simon WhitfieldAt what has been deemed the highest level of athletic competition, infrared saunas are widely used by athletes of the Olympic Games. Saunas are used for pre-workouts to efficiently stretch and warm-up as well as for post-workouts for the prevention of muscle injury and stress recovery.

Simon Whitfield, Canadian gold winning Olympic medalist reports using infrared therapy. IR saunas were as used not only as an approach to greater fitness in preparation for his event, the triathlon in the 2012 Games in London, but as a means to stay competitive against younger Olympians (He was 37 at the time of competition)[2].

Greater Fitness - Dr Rhonda PatrickTim Ferriss, entrepreneur, angel investor and author of the bestselling book, The 4 Hour Workweek introduced Dr. Rhonda Patrick within his immensely popular blog. In an engaging post, Dr. Patrick provides analytical explanation regarding training with an infrared sauna and how the effects of heat stress create a beneficial impact of greater fitness for athletes. With a term she coins, Hyperthermic Conditioning, she makes several vital claims:

  • IR saunas reduce the negative effects with elevations in body temperature that help to sustain performance
  • Depletion of muscle glycogen, often known as ‘hitting a wall’ by endurance athletes is reduced 40% to 50% as increased blood flow fuels the muscles with needed nutrients.
  • Heat and exercise synergistically induces hyper-hypertrophy or increased muscle growth!

Dr. Rhonda Patrick presents claims regarding sauna use among athletes. The entire segment is completely worth watching. However, forwarding to 5:50 will detail profound discoveries regarding the huge release of growth hormone that is directly related to sauna exposure.

Greater Fitness Through Rebounding

Greater Fitness - Rebounder ExerciseWhile one can easily achieve greater fitness with an infrared therapy alone, Sauna Jump takes greater fitness to another level with the addition of the rebounder mini-trampoline. Since the release of a study conducted by NASA in 1980 that demonstrated that jumping movements on the mini-trampoline provided benefits to its astronauts in training [3], rebounding catapulted to mainstream popularity. Some of the strength and performance gains one can expect to get with rebounding alone are:

  • Movements on the rebounder like jogging in place or jumping can place 2 to 3 times the force of gravitational pull on your muscles and bones depending on the movement and exercise, which in turn will double or triple the effect of muscle toning and bone strengthening.
  • 5 minutes of moderate rebounding is equivalent to 15 minutes of jogging, 25 minutes of swimming or 55 minutes of walking.
  • Approximately 87% of shock absorption is transferred to the rebounder mat that allows for longer periods of greatly reduced risk of injuries to the body like the neck, lower back and joints in comparison to like running.

Gym facilities worldwide offer group rebounding classes as a means to support greater fitness. The Biggest Loser campus uses them. Boxers, tennis and Olympic athletes use the rebounder to increase gains on speed. Seniors and or the physically injured use rebounding to achieve improved physical health.

Sauna Jump - Greater FitnessFor serious athletes, weekend warriors or beginners looking for real results and not hype, Sauna Jump brilliantly integrates the use of radiant heat and low impact exercise to create a challenging workout that is not only fun and easy, but will truly generate amazing results towards greater fitness.