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    Red face In your experience...

    So, I started to notice that certain "canoeing" positions really helped me post-gym time. Now when I am really sore from a particular work-out, I make sure to canoe (with or without partner) later! I was asking some friends and they thought I was crazy but I thought, "Oh! I'm going to ask other COTHers and see what THEY say!"

    I remember some Olympic swimmer saying she liked to canoe before competing so how strange could it be that doing it after a hard gym work-out helps with post-work-out soreness?

    Hopefully people don't think I'm totally crazy.
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    Endorphins, baby!! And oxytocin. Wonderful muscle relaxers :P
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    Best cardio EVER.
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    It is the best cardio! (and I'll admit to having to think more than a bit as to what exactly canoeing was!) And man it does help with soreness...and pain dealing with my broken ankle I informed my SO that it worked MUCH better than the pain meds the dr. gave me!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Noctis View Post
    (and I'll admit to having to think more than a bit as to what exactly canoeing was!)
    Man, Noctis...where have you been? It seems like every OT day has at least one canoeing thread anymore. It's like a staple. I've been waiting for one to pop up this time!

    Frequent canoeing is good for everything and everyone. That's all I have to say.
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    Helps with cramps too. It's that old endorphin, relaxing thing. I remember hearing musicians saying after a great night jam session that jamming is the next best thing to canoeing.

    And post-jam-session canoeing is even better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM View Post
    Helps with cramps too. It's that old endorphin, relaxing thing.
    Oh, yes! forgot about this. It seems like the last thing you want to do while in pain, but man it helps relax those muscles.
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    it has never crossed my mind to go canoeing when I'm in pain. I'm a wimp, lol.
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    Try it. Better for you than pharmaceuticals.
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    lol, dh says the only cure for a bad back is 'canoeing'
    same goes for a cold, heart attack, car accident, etc.
    sheesh, he should have been a doctor--a canoe doctor!


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    Same goes with a crappy attitude/feeling down btw... totally TURNS that around!
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    I know for a fact that the whole "not now, I have a headache" is the worst possible excuse, considering if I canoe with a headache, I'm headache free at the end (I actually read that somewhere, too).

    I don't know about aches and pains, but good hard work out usually makes for great canoeing trips, for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz 57 View Post
    Man, Noctis...where have you been? It seems like every OT day has at least one canoeing thread anymore. It's like a staple. I've been waiting for one to pop up this time!

    Frequent canoeing is good for everything and everyone. That's all I have to say.
    Erm....computerless for a while? Always seeming to miss OT day? It DID make for a fun conversation yesterday when my boss asked if we were all still going canoeing....!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz 57 View Post
    I've been waiting for one to pop up this time!
    That's what she said.


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    I sometimes ask my husband to canoe when I can't get rid of a migraine. Believe it or not, it truly helps!

    I say canoeing is always a good thing unless your doctor has told you otherwise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by talkofthetown View Post
    That's what she said.
    Hey, this girl is always waiting for one to pop up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz 57 View Post
    Hey, this girl is always waiting for one to pop up.

    Amen, Sista!



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    Quote Originally Posted by talkofthetown View Post
    Amen, Sista!
    I love this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz 57 View Post
    I love this thread.

    I love canoeing!



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    Well, in an attempt to speed up this maddeningly slow old public computer, I just deleted two of the programs from its hard drive and then went online and cleared all the cookies and browsing history from the beginning of time. Now COTH, at any rate, is working again! I am quite proud of myself and not feeling at all guilty.

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