wow...that sounds dirty
Anywhoozle, about the same time I bought a gift certificate for a massage for Heather. I SWEAR (even though she now denies it) that she said she wanted one. Apparently, the very idea of a massage where a stranger touches her makes her want to rip her toenails off...so...I used the damn thing today!
The masseuse came highly recommended, has been doing it for years, and specializes in everything from the "spa massage" to medical massages.
I told him some of my tight areas, that I worked out alot, didn't want to be petted during the massage, and wanted to feel it. Towards the end, he definitely said that I like deep tissue and have a high pain tolerance.
I started on my stomach and he worked my ass like nobody's business. It was really amazing. Here is what we have uncovered from today massage (I realize YOU may not care, but I will share just in case).
- The pain I feel in my upper hamstring (think of where my ass and leg meet) is probably being caused by the fact that I like to sleep on my stomach and hike my right leg up in a 90 degree angle.
- Also, my quads are extremely developed (I think he was stroking my ego for a bigger tip...it worked) and are disproportionate to my hamstrings...causing my hamstrings to be tighter bc they are trying to balance me out.
- When I rolled over and he started to massage my upper pecs, he immediately said "Okay...how many push ups have you been doing ".(ego stroke, add one dollar) I told him yesterday was my push up day and I typically do 6 sets of 17. He was surprised I hadnt mentioned back pain between my shoulder blades bc I have built my chest and upper/front body up so much that it is pulling my shoulders forward. This makes me a tad sad bc A) I WILL NOT HAVE A HUNCHBACK and B)I work my back out A LOT damn it.
- He showed me several stretches to do for my problem areas and tried to convince me that I need to start stretching more to lengthen my muscles.
It was really a great hour.
And while we are on the subject of muscles, I have begun to up my strength training a wee bit. During the Biggest Loser challenge, I was adding more cardio to the circuit stations and using lighter weights (nothing really above 20 pounds). Well, now that the competition is over and I have gained about 8 pounds back (huh...funny how tons of beer and carb loaded food will do that), I decided I will just become a beast.
If you can't beat em...join em.
I am also working on developing a JLO-tastic ass. Squats with weights, squats without. Side lunges, forward lunges...here a lunge, there a lunge...everywhere a lunge lunge.
And then about 2 weeks before Memorial Day...I am going to cardio it UP! I will explain why in another post.
Until then my little Robins...