20 mins in Jacuzzi after hard exercise. Good or bad?

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RollyDude

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 05:19
I've found it very relaxing and great for aching muscles but there are some scare stories out there. I do try and drink a fair bit of water when in the Jacuzzi to rehydrate but on the odd occasion I do feel light-headed when I get out.
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eKatherine

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 08:03
Unless you are extremely dehydrated in a way that only extreme exercise during hot conditions might do, it more likely your light-headedness is a result of the temperature of the water, perhaps in combination with low blood sugar. The only scare stories I have heard say it's a bad idea to go in a hot tub when you're drunk.
erika2633

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 10:51
Hot tubs or jacuzzis are not the best way to speed recovery after a long and hard training session (especially for runners). After one of these sessions your body tends to be battling inflammation or swelling of joints and muscles and, while it's tempting to immerse your sore and tired body into the jacuzzi, that's not the best way to enhance recovery.

A better option, though it doesn't sound very fun and I'm not a fan, would be to soak those legs in cold water. It's recommended to at least wait 36-48 hours after a strenuous workout to get into the hot tub.


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