Relaxing after workout bad?
- 04-01-2008, 04:12 AM
Relaxing after workout bad?
A friend of mine was asking if going in the hot tube after a workout is bad?
My thoughts were no, as i figured relaxing the muscles would help rebuild and the sooner you can hit the gym again. His argument was since you lose the pump from working out so fast that possibly its bad for muscle growth. Whats your opinion?
- 04-01-2008, 04:19 AM
04-01-2008, 04:59 AM
No its actually good, it helps with recovery.
Olympic athletes and other pro athletes utilize hot tubs, saunas, steam room to help recovery amongst other benefits... and probably simply because they have the luxury to do so.
If you got the time and the access to the hot tub more power to you.
04-01-2008, 10:10 AM
I would see no drawback to soaking in a hot tub besides maybe passing out and missing a meal lol.
I've also heard that soaking in hot tubs increases blood flow to skeletal muscles (by dilating capillaries from the heat) which would only be beneficial to recovery/growth.
edit* I googled it real quick and also came across as an additional benefit to blood flow beside capillary dilation this:
"Secondly when you immerse yourself in a hot tub, your heart rate increases slightly which again aggravates blood circulation. Blood is over 90% water. Whenever the body is immersed in water, the gravitational force on the blood is greatly reduced. This results in free circulation of the blood throughout the body and its organs."
04-01-2008, 10:12 AM
If I could, I'd sleep post workout, after I ate of course.
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04-01-2008, 12:50 PM
04-01-2008, 04:13 PM
After a workout I have no choice other than relaxing. I'm basically wiped out and can't do much other than sit down and chill
04-01-2008, 04:26 PM
04-01-2008, 11:21 PM
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04-02-2008, 01:28 PM
04-02-2008, 01:47 PM
I have a garden tub with jacuzzi jets in my bathroom, so the gym in the house works perfect
04-02-2008, 01:53 PM
04-02-2008, 02:00 PM
and I have a gas 80gal hot water heater. so its impossible to run the water cold
04-02-2008, 02:57 PM
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