• 5 Hot Tub Exercises To Try

    5 Hot Tub Exercises To Try

    When it comes to workouts and hot tubs, most often you hear about the benefits of soaking in a hot tub before you start exercising or as a way to soothe your muscles after you finish. But what about the ways to workout inside a hot tub?

    Hot tubs shouldn’t just be looked at as a place for socializing and having fun. They are also packed with tons of amazing health benefits, that extend to offering a safe, low-impact environment for exercise. This can prove particularly beneficial for anyone with joint pain, sports injuries, or anyone who wants to combine therapeutic exercises with the soothing heat and buoyancy of warm water.

    Remember, before starting any new exercise regime, it’s always a good idea to get the go ahead from your doctor.

    5 water-based exercises you can master inside your Hot Tub

     

    Shoulder Rolls 

    Standing in the centre of your hot tub, begin your workout with light shoulder rolls, going both forward and back. The heat and resistance in water allows this simple, low-impact movement to improve joint mobility and boost your circulation to your neck and shoulders. Start with repetitions of 20-30 and sets of 3-4.

    Bicycle Kicks

    Sit in your Beachcomber with your legs towards the centre, hold tight onto the edge of the seat with both hands, and elevate your legs without taking them out of the water. Start making a pedalling motion as if you are riding a bicycle, with clean circular movements. Keep it up for 20-30 seconds, and mix up the speed depending on the level of cardio workout you are looking to achieve.

    Leg & Hip Lifts 

    Strengthening both your legs and hips can help improve your balance, add support to your back muscles, and decrease your chances of running into injuries in the future. To achieve results in a hot tub, stand up using the walls or lip for support and carefully extend your leg outward and to the side. For Hips, while seated steady yourself with your hands, and gently lift up your hip muscles, and slowly rest them back down. Repeat 10-12 times, and try to do 2 – 3 sets.

    Arm Circles

    Define and tone your arms extending them straight outward, one or both at a time depending on the size of your hot tub. Then, work them in circles to build up your shoulder and tricep muscles with repetitions of 10-12. Repeat 2-3 times and see how you feel. If you like, add light weights to the workout as you start building more muscle.

    Heel Raises

    Standing flat-footed in your hot tub, raise your heels onto your toes repeatedly for three sets of 15-30 repetitions. This move slims and tones your calves. If you need help staying balanced, contract your core, and place one hand on the wall for support.

     

    Remember whenever you are practicing any form of exercise always stretch. Warm water loosens up your muscles, making your hot tub the perfect place to stretch pre- or post-workout!

    As always, it’s super important to ensure you are staying hydrated. So whenever you’re in a hot tub, be sure to drink lots of water. Make sure to pay attention to your body during your hot tub workout and exit the water if you ever feel light-headed.

  • 3 Reasons Why Pro Athletes Use Hot Tubs To Stay Healthy

    3 Reasons Why Pro Athletes Use Hot Tubs To Stay Healthy

    Pro athletes spend endless hours conditioning their bodies in order to stay at the top of their game. That means not only working out on and off the field, but taking the proper steps to avoid injury and muscle pain that can send them to the sidelines, and often even into early retirement.

    No matter your level of physical exertion, it’s super important to take at least one tip from the pros to heart: taking the time for recovery! 

    After any level of training, our muscles require plenty of rest to not only restore, but also to grow. Working out hour after hour non-stop won’t give you the results you’re after and will also lead to muscle tears and chronic soreness that could keep you from staying active for months at a time.

    So why use hot tubs to stay fit?

    Preparation: Having a quick soak before physical exertion helps loosen up your muscles, which helps to speed up the recovery process and avoid injury.

    Recovery: The hot water increases blood flow and circulation, helping your trained muscles recover and build, and the mix of heat and jet propulsion soothes soreness and helps release built-up muscle tension that causes pain.

    Focus: Pro sports can often be just as much of a mental game as a physical one. That’s why many athletes take a 10-15 minute dip prior to hitting the field to help induce a meditative state that is needed for giving an all-star performance.

    We all live busy lives, and making the time for training can be a time-strain in itself, but don’t make an amateur mistake and instead look to the pros. Always ensure your body is getting the break and benefits it needs to keep performing strong.

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