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Old 06-26-2003, 05:59 PM   #11
Robert Wolf
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You are right on. Everything I have read and experienced seems to point towards small frequent bouts of stretching producing the quickest, longest lasting results.
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Old 06-26-2003, 10:49 PM   #12
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It's not that you get old and then you get stiff; rather, first you get stiff and then you feel old! Stretching makes a difference.
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Old 06-27-2003, 09:31 AM   #13
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Stretching helps, but deep tissue massage really gets the job done. Problem is, most massage therapists really aren't that good. Look for someone with at least 1,000 hours of training. Look for the kind of deep tissue massage therapist that other massage therapists go to.

My Olympic lifts went up 7.5gk during the time I was going to a massage therapist.
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Old 07-04-2003, 08:27 PM   #14
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Old 07-06-2003, 08:16 AM   #15
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myofacial release might also help.
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Old 07-27-2003, 11:34 AM   #16
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Update: physiotherapy was the ticket in my case.

I sit at a computer all day, and apparently I was using my traps to hold form. They were totally overworked and causing tension and pain in random areas:
- collarbone (it felt like muscle was being peeled off the bone if I tried to drop my shoulders)
- under scapula (chronic knots)
- deep at the end of my shoulders (felt like they needed a crack)
- burning up the traps to the base of my skull.

The solution appears to be trying to hold a position where my shoulders are down, push the shoulderblades together, and straighten the curve in my upper back so my neck can elongate at the back.

The first week of trying to maintain this posture has hurt like hell, but as my back gets stronger, some of the chronically tight muscles are releasing. Wheewwww!
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