Top 5 Hot Tub Exercises
It doesn’t take long before you begin to experience the many benefits of owning a hot tub.
One benefit that may stand out to you, is how simple and comfortable it can be to exercise inside of a Sundance® Spa. The pressure of the jets combined with the temperature and buoyancy of the water can truly create an ideal environment for some low-intensity exercises. Not only can exercise help improve weight maintenance techniques, but it can also help to strengthen your muscles and reduce risk of injury. It’s always recommended that you speak with a physician before starting any kind of exercise regimen.
Keep reading to learn more about the top five hot tub exercises.
This leg strengthening exercise is an oldie, but a goodie. Begin by standing up straight in the center of your hot tub, with your feet shoulder width apart. Start to bend your knees slowly and extend your rear outwards, as though you’re trying to sit in a chair that is too far away. As you descend, reach your arms out in front of you for added balance. Once your legs are bent at a 90° angle comfortably, hold the position for a mere moment, and then begin to slowly stand straight once again.
Repeat this move about eight to ten times, and aim to complete three sets.
2. Tricep Dips
It’s time to work your arm muscles. First, find yourself in a seated position in one of the seats of your Sundance® Spas hot tub. Move your body to the edge of your seat, and firmly place your hands along the edges. Slightly extend both legs outwards, while still planting them on the floor of the spa. With most of your weight placed on your arms, slowly bend your elbows and lower your upper body until they almost reach a 90° angle, or whatever is most comfortable for you. Lift your upper body back up until your elbows are completely straight.
Aim to complete three sets of eight to ten repetitions, based on your comfortability.
Reverse crunches are generally quite simple and strengthen both your abdominal and leg muscles. Sit comfortably in one of your spa seats, using your hands for balance and the seat to lean back and relax. Simply lift and extend both legs outwards, and slowly pull your knees towards your chest. Once they reach your chest, extend them back outward and hold the position for a couple of seconds. The water will add some resistance against your legs, the key is to keep your legs them from dropping below the height of the seat.
Try to complete three sets of ten to 12 repetitions for an effective core workout.
4. Flutter Kicks
No workout is complete without a little cardiovascular activity. Sit down in your spa, like how you would for reverse crunches. Once comfortable, extend both legs and hold the position. Now, lightly kick both legs, alternating one another. Continue to kick your legs for anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds. Flutter kicks can help you begin and end a workout, or can even be included as a part of a water-based circuit.
5. Torso Twists
A six pack is around the corner, thanks to incorporating torso twists into your abdominal workout routine! Start by sitting up straight and extending both arms out in front of you. Now simply turn your upper body all the way to the left, then all the way to the right! Really extend your arms to increase your range of motion. Simple as that!
Complete this move 15 to 20 times, during three different sets.
With any exercise regimen, you should always allow your body to warm-up and do some basic stretching. You should also keep a bottle of water nearby, so that you can constantly hydrate your body. Make sure to eat a well-balanced meal or healthy snack before and after your workout! For more hot tub tips and tricks, contact our experts at Backyards In Style today!