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Enjoy a great bath in a Swedish wooden hot tub and a glass of cold Vernaccia wine after a nice ride on your bike but wait for at least 24 hours after your exercise before taking a bath.

Do it! You deserve it!

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Swedish Wooden Hot TubSlipping into a hot tub for a quick soak before your workout can help prep your body for exercise. The hot water loosens and relaxes your muscles, so they’re not stiff when you hit the gym. Soaking beforehand can also increase blood flow and circulation. However, sitting in a spa can dehydrate you, so remember to drink plenty of water before beginning your workout, and don’t forget to stretch.


Hitting the hot tub immediately after your workout is not recommended because your muscles are inflamed and you’re already dehydrated. The warm water will only further dehydrate you and delay your recovery process. To receive the most benefit from a post-workout soak, wait between 24 and 48 hours after exercising before hopping in the spa.

Avoiding the tub for a day or two to allows your muscles to recover and stabilize after the inflammation period. At this time, when you soak the hot water will increase blood flow to your muscles, which helps with repairing them. By this point, you can fully indulge in your spa and revel in the serenity. Sit back and relax; you deserve it after your strenuous workout!

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I'm a cyclist, an happy cyclist! I live in Italy: in Tuscany. I'm Italian! My favorite tracks stands between the cities of Florence and Siena in the heart of Chianti area. I equally ride a road bike and a MTB. I enjoy to go off-road with my MTB during the cold seasons but, I have to admit, I prefer riding the road bike. I love to feel my body under pressure when going up-hill and I enjoy the wind in my face during a fast down-hills. Oh boys! I enjoy the warm shower when I come back home at the end of 3 or 4 hours ride in the winter season!

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