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Tone Up with Heat Shock Proteins this Summer

Did you know that you can improve the quality of your workouts by increasing the heat shock proteins through hot exercise?

Summer is here and we are all looking to tone up fast for the weekend trips to the beach!  One of the most efficient ways to get your body toned quick is through infrared training.  One of the reasons for this is due to the elevated heat shock protein (HSP) production during exposure to a heated infrared sauna and during exercise.

Since this HSP production is increased through exercise and through exposure to heat, then why not combine infrared heat with exercise for more HSP production?

That is exactly what HOTWORX has done.  The company created a new method of fitness called 3D Training for its members to obtain more workout in less time.  The combination of infrared energy, heat and exercise delivers better results in less time in part because of the enhanced production of HSP’s.

This type of exercise provides for exceptional body toning fast, largely through the use of a patent pending infrared workout sauna for three clients to use during workouts.

The HOTWORX method consists of the use of 30 minute isometric workouts for tone and flexibility and 15 minute HIIT workouts for more toning and cardio.  These infrared sauna workouts help your body to generate heat shock proteins for better protein synthesis and to afford clients the path to fast results for a hardened physique.

Here is some of the science…

“During exercise…HSPs are transiently elevated to facilitate the "chaperoning" of amino acids to the site of muscle damage to initiate recovery. Accumulation of amino acids to the local site of injury isn't merely sufficient for repair, as correct protein folding needs to occur as well. HSPs ensure the correct assembly of these amino acids into the appropriate protein, ultimately enhancing hypertrophy [muscle gain].” ¹

HSP’s created from heat exposure can help retain lean muscle by:

1-knocking back free radicals to allow for a reduction of catabolism or the wasting of lean muscle tissue.  Free radicals damage the structure of DNA that can lead to cancer.

2-repairing damaged protein cells to allow for healthy cells to increase muscle and strength while fostering workout recovery.

3-helping to preserve more of the aminos that are necessary for protein synthesis.

Studies have shown that visits to the sauna to create repetitive hyperthermia in short time sessions, 15 or 30 minutes, can result in muscle growth.  More lean muscle is what it takes to achieve improved muscle tone.


Stephen P. Smith, MA
CEO and Creator of HOTWORX, Author, Former National Collegiate Bodybuilding Champion and Arena Football Player, Certified Professional Trainer