Just Roll With It
Have you guys ever used one of these?
This is called a Tiger Tail. It helps with muscle soreness and to get those knots out! Basically a thinner, more portable foam roller. I foam roll sometimes, but it’s nothing like this thing. You roll it over sore spots to help relieve cramps, tightness, aches, and it even helps with muscle recovery to prevent discomfort later.
Sounds nice huh?
IT’S A TORTURE DEVICE!
Okay, so I’m being a little harsh here. But when I tell you I screamed and teared up a bit, I’m not exaggerating. Friday night I had my legs worked on since I’ve been killing them in the gym. I was found to have a HUGE KNOT in my left quad (which makes total sense because every time I move it feels like that quad is ripping apart). Anyway, so the tiger tail was used on me and I screamed, and shook and rolled all over the floor. At one point I’m pretty sure I screamed “please stop, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!”. And then I was told to suck it up and quit being a baby.
I was laughing so hard because it was the only emotion I had left because of the pain. Now I’m pretty good with pain tolerance actually, but this was a whole new level. I was told if I just let him finish I would feel so much better later.
I hate when people are right… 😉
The next day my legs felt 100% better. I had a teeny bit of soreness from him pushing so hard on that knot, but nothing compared to what it was. That ripping sensation is gone! Even on rounds Monday morning at 6am, I had no problem getting up the stairs. Usually I have so much tightness in my legs that I’m near the back of the pack. No more!
So yes, that 5-10 minutes of torture was worth it. I’d do it again.
I also foam rolled out those hamstrings and calves the next day to loosen up a bit more. It really does make a difference.
To end this short little blog, I’d like to say thank you to all of those who said such nice things about my big change for 2015! I received so many well wishes via Instagram and e-mail and I couldn’t be more grateful. This is going to be very different for me, but exciting. Thanks for all the love and support 🙂
Have a wonderful day, chase those dreams!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,