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    I've been really busy working on my house so I haven't really looked into it.

    I'm getting a massage tomorrow night, my first massage in a long time. Anyway I'm thinking about taking something like Hemavol or Potassium Nitrate before the massage. Mainly to increase blood flow. I'm looking for opinions on if this will increase the benefits of the massage or am I nuts for thinking this.
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    Does IForce make "Happy Ending"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vj63 View Post
    Does IForce make "Happy Ending"?

    its the new post workout
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    Be careful with the nitrate u may be liftin the towel. Hope ur getting it from Paula not Paul lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalducki View Post
    Be careful with the nitrate u may be liftin the towel. Hope ur getting it from Paula not Paul lmao
    haha i was thinking that earlier because i'm currently taking bulbine and intimidate srt...could be dangerous, but i'm thinking hemavol over a nitrate anyway because i'm not currently taking PN anyway

    but i know the therapist, shes legit, i've been getting my massages from her for awhile now
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    Neither will help lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalducki View Post
    Be careful with the nitrate u may be liftin the towel. Hope ur getting it from Paula not Paul lmao
    Isn't that finish line anyways?

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    how about a couple glasses of wine prior to your ar*****. not only will it relax you but it may thin your flow out a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Isn't that finish line anyways?
    yeah finish line is the new post workout, i was only playing around
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    Quote Originally Posted by xR1pp3Rx View Post
    how about a couple glasses of wine prior to your ar*****. not only will it relax you but it may thin your flow out a little.
    I' ve read that a single beer is good for increasing red blood cell production.
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    I wouldn't take either. When you get a deep tissue massage your muscles need to be relaxed to get the full benefit of the massage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcslick View Post
    I wouldn't take either. When you get a deep tissue massage your muscles need to be relaxed to get the full benefit of the massage.
    yeah i decided against it....only supplement i'm going to use is compete afterwards on the ride home, just to replenish my body before the night of water chugging
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post

    yeah i decided against it....only supplement i'm going to use is compete afterwards on the ride home, just to replenish my body before the night of water chugging
    That sounds like a better plan. Man I'm jealousy nothing feels better for a site back than a deep tissue massage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcslick View Post
    That sounds like a better plan. Man I'm jealousy nothing feels better for a site back than a deep tissue massage.
    i am really very sore today....found out my one trap muscle is a lot shorter than another, almost like there was trama there at one point

    either way it felt amazing and i downed a shaker of compete before ever leaving her drive way...took an epsom salt bath too..i need to do that more often
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    i am really very sore today....found out my one trap muscle is a lot shorter than another, almost like there was trama there at one point

    either way it felt amazing and i downed a shaker of compete before ever leaving her drive way...took an epsom salt bath too..i need to do that more often
    Would you suggest getting a deep tissue massage the day before a rest day because of the soreness?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    Would you suggest getting a deep tissue massage the day before a rest day because of the soreness?
    that would be a good idea, i may take today off but usually it's a workout day....i think i'm really just sore because she focused on my trap, but my legs feel sort of like jello

    i don't remember be that sore last time, but then again i used to massages a lot more often
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    i am really very sore today....found out my one trap muscle is a lot shorter than another, almost like there was trama there at one point

    either way it felt amazing and i downed a shaker of compete before ever leaving her drive way...took an epsom salt bath too..i need to do that more often
    I hear you on the epson salt bath. I take one at least a couple times a week. I also try to take an ice bath once a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcslick View Post
    I hear you on the epson salt bath. I take one at least a couple times a week. I also try to take an ice bath once a week.
    i've been interested in the ice bath thing....how do you go about it? how long do you stay in?...i'm just not sure i'll go out and buy bags of ice all that often

    i did the polar bear plunge last year in 12 degree weather and a frozen lake....i felt amazing afterwards, sort of euphoric
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    i've been interested in the ice bath thing....how do you go about it? how long do you stay in?...i'm just not sure i'll go out and buy bags of ice all that often

    i did the polar bear plunge last year in 12 degree weather and a frozen lake....i felt amazing afterwards, sort of euphoric
    Holy **** 12 degrees! I'm going to have to try that.

    If you live in an area where it gets cold enough. I bought a plastic tank that I can fit in, screwed a thermometer to the inside and I fill it up with water. You want it to be between 65-55degrees, no colder.... When it is not cold enough outside then I buy 4 (8lb)bags of ice, pour them into my bath, then fill it up with cold water. You don't want to stay in the bath longer than 15mins. After about 2 mins you go completely numb and you no longer feel the cold.

    DON'T ADD EPSON SALT TO THE ICE BATH. I did this once for foot ice bath and i almost got frost bite.... My foot was all purple and bruised...

    Also you can buy 8lb bags of ice from most McDonalds for only $1
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcslick View Post
    Holy **** 12 degrees! I'm going to have to try that.

    If you live in an area where it gets cold enough. I bought a plastic tank that I can fit in, screwed a thermometer to the inside and I fill it up with water. You want it to be between 65-55degrees, no colder.... When it is not cold enough outside then I buy 4 (8lb)bags of ice, pour them into my bath, then fill it up with cold water. You don't want to stay in the bath longer than 15mins. After about 2 mins you go completely numb and you no longer feel the cold.

    DON'T ADD EPSON SALT TO THE ICE BATH. I did this once for foot ice bath and i almost got frost bite.... My foot was all purple and bruised...

    Also you can buy 8lb bags of ice from most McDonalds for only $1
    mcdonalds...interesting

    the worst part of the polar bear plunge was waiting for it all to get set up, of course though i had to be the first group in the water
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post

    mcdonalds...interesting

    the worst part of the polar bear plunge was waiting for it all to get set up, of course though i had to be the first group in the water
    After talking about this I had to pick up 4bags on the way home. It's really not that bad of a price $4.00 once a week. And it does wonders for the body. Once I make it to my computer I can post this study Harvard did with ice baths and recovery
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    Fun articles:

    http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0808718

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...eph8802508/pdf

    Though, I believe it was found that an ice pack to the upper back is nearly as effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    i am really very sore today....found out my one trap muscle is a lot shorter than another, almost like there was trama there at one point

    either way it felt amazing and i downed a shaker of compete before ever leaving her drive way...took an epsom salt bath too..i need to do that more often
    When it's unilateral like that, there's usually a nerve lesion
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post

    When it's unilateral like that, there's usually a nerve lesion
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    I usually just down a few grams of beta alanine and chug tons of water before and after. The BA tingles feel amazing during the rubdown.

    Nerve lesion? Couldn't it just be the result of a lot of adhesions?
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