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Hot Tub Exercises

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Exercising in your hot tub is wonderful for people that experience mobility issues.  The warm water helps in support sore, stiff muscles and joints.  Hydrotherapy is popular for people that experience arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain and also other joint and muscle issues.

 

Here are a few great water based, low intensity exercises.  Make sure to always check with your Dr. before starting any new exercise program.  Also allow your body to warm up a bit in the hot tub before beginning your exercises.  

 

The Flutter Kick

The flutter kick will work your abdominals and give you a gentle cardiovascular workout.  

Find a comfortable seat to sit in and extend your legs outwards.  Tighten your core so that it provides you with some balance and begin to kick your feet.  Try to keep kicking for 30 to 60 seconds.  Attempt to do three sets of flutter kicks taking a rest between the sets.


Crossovers

Crossovers will give your arms a workout and help to strengthen them.  Start this exercise by sitting in a comfortable seat upright.  From there, stretch your arms out in front of you with your palms facing down, have them in the water.  Now continuously cross your palms over one another alternating each time.  You can do this at any pace that is comfortable for you.  Try to keep the pace steady and increase your speed if you are able.  Try to do 3 sets of this exercise for 30 to 60 seconds each time.

 

Squats

Squats are a great way to work your glutes and legs.  The buoyancy of the water will help to relieve pressure during this exercise on your muscles and joints.  This will make doing squats much more comfortable for you.  To start stand with your feet shoulder width apart in the middle of your hot tub, stretch your arms out in front of you to gain more balance.  Start to bend your knees and shift your hips backward and slowly lower yourself down as if you are going to sit down.  When you reach about halfway down or your bottom is getting close to touching a hot tub seat, pause and stand back up.  Try to do three sets of 8 to 12 repetitions of squats.