Training for sport in a swim spa

December 22, 2022

Swim spas offer the benefits of a traditional hot tub and also an exercise pool. Swimming in a swim spa can provide many positives to any exercise regime. In fact, many professional athletes utilise swims bars as part of their training regime.

So, if it’s good enough for the professionals, it’s good enough for your exercise and training regime too.

In this article will be take a look at the top training tips so that you can get the most out of your swim spa. Whether you’re into running and jogging or training for a triathlon, read on to find out more.

1. Runners

You may be hitting in the pavement to train for a marathon. Or perhaps you simply enjoy a good morning job as the sun comes out. Whatever the reason, running is a fantastic form of exercise helping to build stamina increase muscle tone and improve overall quality of health. Did you know you can train for running in a swim spa?

Running water is a great option if you are currently in rehab for a sports injury. The resistance helps support your joints and muscles if they are fragile and can help to build the strength back up again in them.

It is also much gentler on your joints when compared to running on a pavement. Running in water is not weight-bearing. Therefore, you can increase the length of time that you run and even the distance.

2. Swimming

It goes without saying that a swim spa is ideal for training for swimming. After all, that is what they have been developed and designed for.

Offering jet streams of water, swim spas can provide different levels of resistance for different levels of ability and training requirements. Perhaps you want to up your game and increase your stamina when you’re swimming lengths or maybe you just want to do a gentle warmup in the pool – a swim spa has you covered.

3. Rowing

With additional equipment you can train for many other sports within a swim spa. This includes rowing. By attaching a specially designed rowing bar to your swim spa you can create the effect of using a rowing machine with the added benefit of resistance from the water.

Perhaps you row simply as a form of exercise, or you partake in rowing as a hobby or past time, using a rowing bar in your swim spa can enhance your rowing experience and your fitness levels.

4. Weight lifting

Weightlifting is a great form of exercise to help you stay trim and active. But did you know it can be an even better form of exercise if you carry it out in water. You can get specially designed dumbbells, which are purely for use within water.

Why not give weightlifting a go in your swim spa? It could help maximise your exercise and help to improve the results of your regime.

If you’re interested in finding out more about swim spas and how they could be used as part of your sport training program, the expert team at Hot Tub Barn would be more than happy to discuss your requirements. Browse our full range of swim spas across the website today.


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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