If you’ve been doing CrossFit long enough, there have probably been times where you want to quit. Maybe it’s been a particularly tough workout. Or, maybe you got injured. Or, maybe you decided the daily grind is just not worth it anymore.
For me, the only thing that makes me want to quit CrossFit is getting a massage.
My massages are deep tissue massages, and I have a lot of knots in my shoulders.
Lately, my left lat has been super tight.
My massages are painful — super painful. I clench my teeth and bare it because I know it helps. But during the entire massage session, I constantly wonder why I CrossFit.
One day, I’d like to know what a regular massage feels like; the type of massage that actually feels good.
What about you? What makes you wan to quit CrossFit?
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All week I’ve been tight. My glutes. My shoulders. My neck. I schedule a massage which I usually do about once a month. And now I can move again.
The difference is so noticeable it’s difficult to describe. All of my muscles have released their tension. My range of motion has returned to normal. I can turn my head again. The knots in my shoulders are lessened. And my squat is back.
I’m no massage therapist, but I can attest to the power of increased blood flow to your muscles and how stretching them the right way releases an incredible amount of tension.
If you’re a CrossFitter and you’re not getting massages regularly, I would suggest you give it a try. I’m talking deep tissue massage here, not fluff. You will be amazed at how much better you feel, how your range of motion is increased, and how you’re back to your A game. It’s so much more effective I believe than rolling out (not that you shouldn’t do that) but if you want better results, book a massage today!