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Discussion: It's good to have a trainer

in: Izzy B; Izzy B > 2014-11-06

Nov 7, 2014 9:44 PM # 
Wish I'd learned when/how to back off an injury when I was your age. Hard to be that patient, but it will pay off. Good luck!
Nov 7, 2014 11:07 PM # 
Izzy B:
Thank you, it's pretty frustrating but it will force me to do more strength training so...
Nov 10, 2014 2:37 PM # 
If it's a strain, one thing that helps is to physically warm up the muscle before you use it. The college trainer who was treating me with a strained quad back in the day told me to take a bag of rice and microwave it, and that makes a heat pack, that you put on before you use the muscle. Then after, she told me to ice. Seemed to work. Good luck with the recovery!
Nov 10, 2014 2:42 PM # 
Izzy B:
Ok I'll try that if it keeps bothering me, thanks Alex.
Nov 10, 2014 10:26 PM # 
hmm... I knew the bag of peas was the college student's ice pack and the peanut butter jar made a decent foam roller for IT bands when I was at Williams, but I didn't know about bag of rice == heat pack!
Nov 11, 2014 4:39 AM # 
I'd be very leery about nuking anything in a plastic bag, and then putting it on bare skin...
Nov 11, 2014 12:48 PM # 
If you are worried about touching heated plastic to your skin and somehow absorbing chemicals from it (I'm assuming thats your worry), then what do you think of eating the food that was in contact with the plastic? Unless you only every microwave food in glass, stop making leading comments that make the whole world seem dangerous.
Nov 11, 2014 2:03 PM # 
I've got a couple from craft fairs that are just rice encased in fabric tubes, although you could get the same effect from a long sock (tube socks, anyone?). Nuke for 1-2 minutes, quite wonderful on sore muscles. I hadn't thought to try it beforehand, though - thanks, Alex!
Nov 11, 2014 9:37 PM # 
I was only thinking about the plastic getting too hot, or the rice getting hot enough to melt it. Obviously not a problem with frozen peas...

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