The exhilaration that you feel during an intense workout session is what keeps you going, but the day or two after that workout can be pretty brutal. Your muscles are sore, your joints are stiff, and it takes a few days for you to be able to resume your regular workout schedule. A Softub can help ease some of those after effects so you can recover faster and get back to your regular workouts sooner.
The benefits of using a Softub actually start before your workout does. Soaking for 10-15 minutes prior to starting your workout will help get you prepared for an intense session. The warm water helps loosen and relax muscles so you aren’t starting out with cold tight muscles. The heat will also increase your blood flow and circulation so your body is in peak condition to start your workout. You can even start your pre-workout stretching in the water for added benefit. You will want to be sure that you are staying fully hydrated. Adding heat, even if it is before you actually start working out can quickly lead to dehydration, so use caution.
Post-workout, the first thing you will want to do is stretch again to reduce the lactic acid that has built up in your muscles. Once you have stretched, soak in a cold water bath to constrict the blood flow to your muscles in an effort to reduce the swelling. This will start the process for quicker muscle recovery. Shortly after your cold water soak you can partake in your Softub soak. The hot water will reduce muscle spasms, creating softer muscle tissue. The moist heat will also relieve any joint stiffness. As it did in your pre-workout soak, the heat will improve circulation and take the tension out of your muscles. Together, all of these benefits will undoubtedly speed up your workout recovery and in turn enhance your exercise performance.
We know that it sounds too good to be true, but that Softub that you always wanted for the sheer enjoyment of it, really can offer you so much more than just enjoyment. It offers workout benefits that can take you to the next level of fitness. So, if you have finally decided that the benefits of a Softub are too great to ignore, come see us at Softub Express and pick out your Softub today. We participate in many events throughout NY State. You can check our event listings here. Or call us at 800.996.TUBS (8827).