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08/01/2007 at 17:47
Sharkie
never had a proper sports massage

well, i dont think i have
08/01/2007 at 17:54
Get the right person.
How often do we say that in life?

I know the jury is still out on their actual efficacy, but I'm one of the least newagey touchyfeely people I know and I think they work. They probably have to make you squeak a bit too be any good, but shouldn't hurt. oh god it's that 'h' word again.

No candles
no smelly things
no whale sounds.

could be a fit bloke or girl depending on one's preference though!
08/01/2007 at 17:55
I will book one at my gym
i will go to my gym tomorrow
08/01/2007 at 17:56
All the sports massages I've had have hurt like heck but been well worth it.

When I was having probs with my quads last summer I found the standing quad stretch totally useless - could only get a decent stretch by lying on my stomach.
08/01/2007 at 17:57
yeah-bow pose
08/01/2007 at 17:57
Or could be a reassuring non-threatening friendly sort of person...

anyway Hipps
what's this introductory course you are doing?
08/01/2007 at 17:58
Its the LSSM course
08/01/2007 at 18:02
Kazzaaah
I reckon the standing quad stretch has more use as a balance/proprioception exercise. Lying on one's side can work a bit for some people.
08/01/2007 at 18:09
I too am having problems with finding enough stretch for quads. Mine are as tight as a drum and however gentle the masseur/euse is, it will bl**dy hurt when they next have a go. BUT it will be worth it.




I think!!!
08/01/2007 at 18:10
Ive never had a problem with my quads until the last 2 weeks

grumble

i bet its cause I havent raced




off to do another bow
08/01/2007 at 18:11
I agree, the standing stretch does nothing, unless one takes the knee away from the body. (behind one), I can feel it more then. But the most effective, for me, is lying face down on floor or bed and stretching quads behind me, pulling my abs in at the same time helps to stretch them a little more.
08/01/2007 at 18:19
ceal
Yeah. Agree. Could you post that link from yesterday here please? Might help other people. Have you tried it with the shin and foot against a wall yet? It does get into the quads as well as the hip flexors.

However I wonder if we are actually talking more about microscopic tears rather than adhesions? think I've got the right terminology! Adhesions are knotty bits aren't they? errr - you're the expert on massage ceal!
08/01/2007 at 18:24
sharkie
I have a couple of small areas where there are adhesions. But I may have microscopic tears at this very moment due to 15 mile run yesterday after not having run very much for past 2 weeks and being ill. It didn't happen before after a long run. But whilst I was not running at all for a week, my quads didn't get any less tight. Yes I did try the foot against the wall today, and yes I could feel quads. will do it each day. I will post the link when I find it again. So later this evening.
08/01/2007 at 18:26
Hippo

I am glad you put that link in for yoga. I got Kierrah to see if she could do a bow.
08/01/2007 at 18:26
Hippo

I am glad you put that link in for yoga. I got Kierrah to see if she could do a bow.
08/01/2007 at 18:30
when im ok
I can rock backwards and forwards in that position
08/01/2007 at 18:34
ceal
Crossed post with my quick email to you.
Also - yesterday, you were mainly running on road weren't you? It certainly takes its toll.

I am having a total no run day today. Quick bike ride this am, which felt surprisingly good now I'm not doing 50 or 60 miles a week on top of everything else. I think it can then work as a recovery activity - useful because there's no impact.

MUST do some weights tonight.
08/01/2007 at 19:05
sharkie,

Biking is a very similar action to running , much more so than walking, so it would be very useful as a recovery.

Yes, the run yesterday was on road, and I think that is what made the difference. But I must remember to put in another long one near to the date of the word, that I can't mention on this thread:-))
08/01/2007 at 19:06
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
08/01/2007 at 19:08
i have intervals tomorrow, anyone want to join me. ;)
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