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1493 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2010 8:04 AM by Run Coach Robert RSS
siewallen Rookie 3 posts since
Jan 31, 2010
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Jan 31, 2010 5:00 PM

Can anyone tell me if they are interested in learning easy self massage techniques before and after events?

Self massage is not a common practice for sports people.But with new techniques to follow, many people may want to do this and saves time and money going to a therapist..

Most importantly, daily massage can help prevent cramps stiffness, tiredness and better performance without the aches and pain the next day after a routine practice.

Being flexible and free of pain caused by lactic acid is a great motivator to increase speed and endurance.

 

No more aches and pain the next day at work.

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  • Run Coach Robert Legend 782 posts since
    Jan 7, 2009

    siewallen wrote:

     

    Self massage is not a common practice for sports people.But with new techniques to follow, many people may want to do this and saves time and money going to a therapist..

    Most importantly, daily massage can help prevent cramps stiffness, tiredness and better performance without the aches and pain the next day after a routine practice.

    Being flexible and free of pain caused by lactic acid is a great motivator to increase speed and endurance.

     

    No more aches and pain the next day at work.

    Self massage is actually quite common among athletes of most sports.

     

    The idea that muscle soreness is caused by lactic acid has been shown to be untrue. DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) is actually caused by minor tearing of the muscle fibers.





    Robert Martin

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  • Run Coach Robert Legend 782 posts since
    Jan 7, 2009

    The ordinary micro tears which result in DOMS do not effect nerve function as you suggest.

    The biochemical change that lactic acid produces, lasts for a very short duration after strenuous exercise. That time can be shortened by a proper cool down.

    Please see link for a detailed explanation: http://www.brianmac.co.uk/lactic.htm

     

    I agree that self-massage is beneficial. I am an advocate for it. But, let's get the details correct.





    Robert Martin

    NFPT Certified Personal Trainer

    NFPT Endurance Specialist

    RRCA Running Coach

    SPINNING Instructor

    GRAVITY Personal Training Instructor

    GRAVITY Group Instructor

    Power Plate Level II Instructor

    2010 & 2011 Team Aquaphor Sponsored Athlete

    Gatorade G Series PRO Lead Ambassador, San Diego

    http://www.hardcoretrainingsystems.com

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