How to exercise in your hot tub
If you are a fitness enthusiast, you may not know that a hot tub could be the ideal piece of equipment to get you toned for your upcoming summer holiday. Exercising can, in fact, be achieved in your hot tub and makes the routine much more fun, low-impact and stress-free. Here are the top exercises you can do in your hot tub:
Before you carry out any strenuous exercise, it is always recommended to do a couple of minutes’ warm up to prevent injury or discomfort.
1. Place your hands on your hips, lean over to one side and hold for approximately 5 seconds. Then lean over to the other side and hold. Repeat this for around 30 seconds.
2. Shrug your shoulders up and down in a circular motion to loosen any tension in that area of the body. Repeat for around 30 seconds.
3. Stretch your arms out to the side and rotate in a circular motion, forwards and backwards. Repeat for around 30 seconds.
4. Put your hands on your hips again and rotate your hips in a circular motion, to the left and to the right. Repeat for around 30 seconds.
Now that you have warmed up, you can carry out exercises without the risk of injury.
1. Stand up in your hot tub. Grip one hand on the side of the hot tub and lift the opposing leg out to the side. Bring your leg back towards you, bending it and then extending out again. Repeat this on the other side.
2. Sit on the seat of your hot tub and grab onto the sides whilst you raise your legs. As your legs float upwards, create a bicycle movements, as though you’re riding a bike. You can start off at a slow pace so you don’t tire yourself out and speed up the pace over time.
3. Stand up tall, extend your arms and do gentle squats slowly. The water will minimise some of the impact on your knees.
Please be aware that exercising may cause you to overheat if carried out for long periods of time. There are absolutely no dangers involved; however, if you begin to feel overwhelmed by the heat of the water, take a bit of time out. Stay hydrated throughout your workout regime and you should be absolutely fine!
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