Hot Yoga & Weight Lifting are the Perfect Match

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5 Reasons to Add Hot Yoga and Weight Lifting to Your Routine

Incorporating hot yoga into a workout routine that includes weightlifting can have several benefits, and the two can complement each other in various ways including:

  1. Improved flexibility
    Hot yoga involves holding various poses in a heated room, which can help to improve flexibility and mobility. This can be beneficial for weightlifters who often have tight muscles and a limited range of motion.
  2. Increased strength
    Although hot yoga is a low-impact exercise, it requires a lot of strength to hold poses and move through the sequences. This can complement weightlifting by providing an additional strength-building component to your workout routine.
  3. Reduced risk of injury
    Improved flexibility and mobility can help to reduce the risk of injury during weightlifting exercises. Additionally, hot yoga can help to improve balance and body awareness, which can also reduce the risk of injury.
  4. Improved endurance
    The heat in hot yoga can make the practice more challenging, which can help to improve endurance and cardiovascular fitness. This can complement weightlifting by providing an additional cardiovascular component to your workout routine.
  5. Reduced stress
    Hot yoga can be a great way to reduce stress and improve overall mental health. This can complement weightlifting, which can be a stressful and intense workout, by providing a way to unwind and de-stress.

Overall, incorporating hot yoga into a weightlifting workout routine can provide a variety of benefits and help to create a well-rounded, balanced workout program. However, it is important to listen to your body and make sure you are not overdoing it with both types of exercise, as this can lead to overtraining and injury.

Try out a hot yoga class at Best Fitness and experience the benefits for yourself! If you’d like to trial a class, stop by the Best Fitness location nearest you or book through our mobile app. See you soon!


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