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I've been advised my leg muscles are tight as a consequence of all the running I'm doing; stretching exercises don't seem to be making much difference - is sports massage worth a go?
Normally it wouldn' bother me either. However, I'm running a 50 mile race for the first time in Sept and am concerned about cramps - last thing I want is pulling up lame. Tight muscles associated with cramps?
I've only had cramps when I have been obviously dehydrated so I dont think massages will help with that.
Like cougie I've never botherd with massages
I use a foam roller - £15 on ebay.
Yeah second that, I bought a fancy super duper one for £30 because I'm a mug like that.
I don't know what it does any different to a £15 roller but it definately helps!
Foam roller as that can aid removing any adhesions in the muscle and fascia tissue, a deep tissue massage will help but will hurt. Also try PNF stretching it is more effective than static stretching!
I'm jumping on the foam roller band wagon!
Totally amazing when you get it right
Also on the foam roller band wagon here. Sports physio recommended it as I'm recovering from injury - I hated it at first because it hurt so much. Now it even goes on holiday with me