Have you ever watched Olympic swimming events and wondered: Why are the athletes exiting the pool and immediately jumping in a hot tub?
It’s not a case of finding a comfy, luxurious place to chat it up with fellow Olympic competitors. Instead, it is a surefire way to keep already warmed up muscles loose.
In a recent video on NBC New York, swimmers opened up about the cold showers, the cold pool water and the fact many venues are kept downright cold to offset body heat from spectators. And let’s be honest – there is probably something rather relaxing about waiting in a hot tub to relax and reduce the stress they are experiencing.