Hyperthermic Conditioning for Hypertrophy, Endurance, and Neurogenesis

Hyperthermic Conditioning for Hypertrophy, Endurance, and Neurogenesis

100 thoughts on “Hyperthermic Conditioning for Hypertrophy, Endurance, and Neurogenesis

  1. Very interesting stuff! One question I had but can't seem to find an answer for: How do the elevated HGH levels after heat acclimation compare with the HGH levels of someone actually taking/injecting HGH? For example, if someone is taking 2iu of HGH, are their levels 500% above normal? 2000%? If I'm subjecting myself to heat exposure am I anywhere near the levels of someone actually taking HGH!? Thanks for the great video!

  2. So if I were to do the 2 one hour sessions a day for a week. Would I have to keep that time and frequency up to continue seeing the benefits ?? Or would I be able to reduce it 20 or 30 minute sessions or so ?

  3. And….what about IGF-1? You asserted in your previous video that HGH's effects were mediated primarily through IGF-1, which, you asserted, potentially has life-shortening effects, ergo, the "trade-off" in your words. Are you saying that hyperthermia induces HGH without inducing IGF-1, or that hyperthermia somehow negates or overrides the adverse effects of IGF-1?

  4. Could anyone answer how cold showers relate to this topic in anyway please…
    I would like to understand if they is a right way to mix the 2 methods

  5. Two 1-hour sessions per day at 80 C = 176 F?! Are you fucking kidding?! 140 F at 10% humidity MAX: https://www.livescience.com/34128-limits-human-survival.html

  6. You are quickly becoming my favorite YouTube resource for health and fitness related information. As a addiction recovery coach I really appreciate your work.

  7. when you say 16 fold, that sounds like your saying to the 16th power of the base. Just say its 16 times greater, why the hell would you make it so unnecessarily complicated?

  8. Rhonda, if your local gyms sauna didn't get quite hot enough (155 to 160) could you do anything to help raise heat? Where clothes?

  9. My spirit animal… 🐼 Absolutely love you and your work!! God I wish my Dad would listen to me. If I could get him just to intermittent fast and use the sauna he'd reverse so much sickness.

  10. Dr. Patrick, what are your thoughts on the effect of sauna on male fertility, because there are numerous studies showing that heat exposure lowers sperm count? How to get the benefits of hypertermic conditioning, contrast showers and sauna, without exposing to heat?

  11. Norepinephrine is a vasoconstrictor, not a vasodialator (3:10). It would do the exact opposite of what you are claiming. It is the most potent treatment available to vasoconstrict patients that are septic in an ICU and provide hemodynamic support. It constrict peripheral blood vessels, shunting blood volume away from muscles and toward vital organs to maintain function.

  12. I lost count of her big words. The first 100 were fine for me. I buy it! Where do I sign? Oh yeah, an I'm goin to the sauna RIGHT AWAY!!

  13. On a healthy body, but if you have a severe condition on your Pituituary gland, I have experienced after a Sauna, a terrible feeling on my brain. and sudden low blood preassure…….Even though, i still love Sauna's1

  14. I find myself to be a dry person at times. I like steam rooms over saunas, but either aren't easily accessible to me. I wonder if i can reap the benefits mentioned here by taking hot showers. I do already take warm/hot showers and enjoy them but if i did this it would surely use more water sadly, but still nonetheless may be better for me in my situation.

  15. Hi I have a question: if holding one's breath for as long as possible also gives someone the same results in increasing growth hormones by 3 to 16 fold, but holding one's breath doesn't overall really affect one's performance, what is the difference in terms of affects between holding one's breath and going to the sauna.

    Also, I noticed that in the studies showing runners increased red blood cells and performance by a certain percent after both running and using a sauna, but is is this increase in percentage compared to people who don't use a sauna or is it just compared to sedentary people. Because if the later, then how do we know if the sauna did anything..

    I have a lot of similar questions to each of the studies you mentioned (as the obese mice study seems questionable, the growth in flies and worms don't really seem to relate to humans, and many more). Also, how much did total growth hormone increase throughout the day instead of one specific time right after sauna use.

  16. Curious if exercising in tropical climates, with high humidity and temperatures, provides similar benefits?

  17. Great info. I have to keep pausing because of the amount of knowledge. Maybe (sorry to say this) maybe soften the vocal delivery a bit?

  18. How in the world are people doing 1 hr sessions at 176 degrees Fahrenheit. That's crazy. I can do 30 minutes at my gym which is only 140 degrees (although I do run before).

  19. Hi everyone,

    This is very interesting and exciting, as I love all of the benefits you have explained here and without needing to take in exogenous sources of these hormones.

    My philosophy has ALWAYS been to optimize my bodies ability to produce its own hormones within itself and with my own endocrine system.

    The Sauna times seem to be very long, and I feel would be dangerous if you were not conditioned to take these long durations.

    I would begin with 5 minutes per day, and then each week, I would increase by 5 minutes for each days sessions.

    This video is almost 5 years old, are these findings still holding true now?


  20. Hi Dr. Patrick,

    I want to start using a sauna and a cryotherapy chamber to supplement my training. Out of curiosity, when would you say is the best time to use them? I feel like it makes more sense to do the sauna in the evening and then to do a morning cryotherapy session. I typically do my workouts in the morning, but it wasn't sure how effective a workout would be after having done a cryotherapy session. Thank you for your Insight!


  21. i always get a paper and pen every time i watch one of her videos. but the 13 minutes video becomes 30 minutes.

  22. Thanks for the valuable information Dr. Rhonda. I have always been a big believer of the amazing benefits of sauna exposure and I have a very good heat tolerance. However, I have noticed recently that my hands are getting swelled up during sauna exposure and I feel tingling in my hands which has been concerning. I would like to know if this is a common situation and how safe is to keep the sauna exposure. Also, it would it be great to know about the relationship between hyperthermia and electrolytes depletion or dehydration. Thank you SO much!

  23. After introducing the sauna into my training routine, I wanted more info. It is mind blowing to see the potential health benefits available!
    This video is the best thing I've seen on the internet on this topic.

  24. As if I didn't have enough to worry about with just getting quality water, essential vitamins, and minerals. Now, where do I find a sauna? :-O

  25. You made my day Dr Ronda Patrick .There are 3 fundamental things with directly effect my life: a- insulin insensitivity, b- neuropathy which is damaged myelin sheets on the peripheral nerves ,c- declining memory ,probably beginning senility. And loss of muscle muscles . What can I say I love you!

  26. Super information on heat therapy.

    Lots more going on than just relaxation.

    I do some hot tub time before and after workouts to warm up and stretch. Apparently I get a lot more out of it then just that.

    Thank you for the video.

  27. hi dr rhonda patrick, i saw your video lectures in the philippines , i think with dr Achacoso and i read about jennifer doudna’s work on gene editing but i love your work more on nutrition and biochemistry.

    ive been on depression for many years and just found out on webmd that depression and cardiovascular is linked.

    i like to know your facebook page cus i like to listen more on health and wellness through nutrition and biochemistry because biochemistry is the foundation of nutrition on how food nutrients affects genes and combat cardiovascular disease.

    hopefully if you could have another conference in the philippines not just in manila but also in cebu. im from cebu, philippines. i love to listen your lectures. thanks for everything!

  28. Would you
    write a standard prescription for me that prescribes a hot tub for therapy which is
    medically necessary for the treatment of ailment/body part conditions and elimination of stress?

  29. I came on here thinking that she was going to be talking about the benefits of ice cold baths and showers. Am I sooooo glad that it is the opposite. I love the sauna!!!

  30. Thank you Dr. Patrick,
    Another great video on my Finnish sauna regimen.
    I am very impressed with your style and excellent research. I've discovered many new things about the sauna that are more beneficial to me at my age then just the tradition of getting very clean.
    Keep up the great work!

  31. I'd like a link to any studies that suggest these benefits as id like to read them for myself. Sources would be nice.

  32. Ok, I'm going to give saunas a try for a month and see how I feel. Is it optimal/OK/detrimental to do right after weight lifting?

  33. It has improved my sleep. I went to a sauna for the first time last Saturday and repeated this the next day. I slept well for the entire week. I'm going back tomorrow.

  34. I love your videos I’m preparing for a stem cell injections to regenerate my optic nerves as I became blind only one year and a half ago and I promised myself I would do everything in my power to regain my vision. These videos are helping me prepare my body to the pre-and post injections. I’ve been doing the sauna and cold showers alternating for a week and it is insane how my anxiety and stress is going down I’m finally able to sleep better this way effects that I am noticing. Thank you

  35. Hello! Quick question. I do a cold shower before going in the sauna 20-25 mins. Then another cold shower after. Is this okay? Or I’m i destroying thyself lol 😆

  36. Dr. Rhonda, can a person with kidney disease safely use a sauna? If so, might it have any benefit for that person? I'm starting to love your videos, BTW.

  37. the best part is that you don't have to remember any of this stuff. Just workout and go get in a sauna as much as possible.

  38. Has anyone study men who work in high temperature environment ,such as foundries .I would like to compare twins that work in different work temperatures.

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