Sore Muscle Relief – The Olympic Divers Do It
Leading a healthy lifestyle requires balance.
This also applies to the effort you expend on your exercise routine balanced by your muscle recovery. As an athlete, your recovery process is as important as your workout.
In this article, we look at sore muscle relief. After all, the Olympic divers do it, so why shouldn’t you?
First, let’s look at why the Olympic divers jump into a hot tub after their dive.
Olympic Divers and Hot Tubs
Right after most Olympic divers complete their dives, the slip into a hot tub. Why?
There are several reasons. First, the diving pool is usually cold and divers don’t like cold water. Second, the warm water keeps their muscles pliable and helps them warm up.
Finally, the hot tub allows them to relax, de-stress and refocus for their next dive.
Additionally, these days most divers use hot tubs at their home pool as part of their daily routine. So, they simply continue it during the Olympics.
Hot Tubs and Your Recovery
You can use a hot tub to aid in your recovery after exercise, too.
After you workout, lactic acid and other toxins can build up in your muscles, causing tightness and pain. There are several ways to remedy these muscle aches and pains.
Make sure you drink plenty of water. Ice any areas that are overly painful. Stretch after you exercise.
And, lastly, spend 20-minutes in your hot tub for optimum sore muscle relief.
If you are a hot tub owner, you already know about the benefits of warm water massage. If you don’t own a hot tub, it’s a great time to purchase one!
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