Did you know that you can exercise while in your hot tub?
Here are some of the best tips on how to get fit when in the hot tub.
1. Roll Your Shoulders
When standing in the middle of your hot tub, you should try light shoulder rolls backward and forwards. It’s a simple movement that can improve blood circulation to your torso, neck and shoulders and boost joint mobility due to the water resistance and heat. Try 3 sets of 30 reps for the best results.
2. Work Your Core
When sitting down or gripping the wall using both hands, you should face inwards to the middle of the hot tub. Next, you should bring both of your knees to your chest and extend your legs together. It’s a move that focuses on your core. Therefore, your back should always be straight without arching. Also, don’t bring your shoulders towards your ears since it will bring about more tension to your neck. You should try 3 sets of 30 reps for the best results.
3. Kick Your Feet
When sitting down and extend your legs to the center of the hot tub. Next, rotate your legs and feet inwards and outwards while bending your knees similarly to pedaling a bicycle. Work on the quadriceps by loosening the tight hip flexors. You should also lift, lower and straighten your legs against the water resistance. Try these moves for 3 sets of 20 to 30 repetitions.
4. Clap Your Hands
When standing in the hot tub, you should submerge your arms under the water then extend them outwards from the sides. Your thumbs should be towards the sky and the hands flat. Next, you should bring your arms inwards to touch the palms together and extend them outwards. It is a simple move that works your chest, triceps, biceps and shoulders altogether. If you want to isolate your chest and exercise your arms effectively, you should always keep your shoulders relaxed. You should try 3 sets of 20 to 30 reps for the best results.
5. Raise Your Heels
Stand flat footed in the hot tub then raise from your heels to the toes for 3 sets of about 15 to 30 reps. It’s a simple move that tones and slims your calves. If you want to stay balanced, you should contract your core then place one hand on the wall for enough support.
6. Cross Your Arms
When standing or sitting down in the hot tub, with your shoulders under the water, you should extend your arms with the palms facing the floor. Next, you should move your arms out of your sides straight and cross them in front of your chest. Repeat this move and increase your heart rate. It should also activate your rear and front deltoid muscles (shoulder). You should try 3 sets of 20 to 40 reps for the best results.
7. Bend Your Knees
Stand on one leg in the hot tub and bring one knee to the chest. For the best cardio best, you should alternate between raising and bending each leg in a high-knee running motion. You should be working against the resistance of the water to activate your legs and abs. Use the wall for support and try 3 sets of 30 to 60 sets.
8. Twist Your Torso
When sitting or standing as your shoulders are underwater, you should cross your arms across your chest. Next, contract your abdominal muscles then twist slowly from left to right and vice versa. As you twist, you should exhale and inhale as you return to the center. Your shoulders should be relaxed as you focus on increasing your range of motion. Try 3 sets of 20 to 30 reps.
9. Sit And Stand
Try squatting without hurting the knees in your hot tub. Tilt your hips backward like sitting in a chair then extend your arms forwards for balance. Sit down slowly and pause halfway to contract your abdominal muscles. Next, press your hips forward to return to a standing position. Don’t lock your knees to avoid stressing your joints. Try 3 sets of 15 reps for the best results.
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