Treat Yo Self: Athlete Edition

Amber Lee@@BlamberrSports Lists Lead WriterJune 23, 2014

Treat Yo Self: Athlete Edition

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    Eric Gay/Associated Press

    Spa treatments and salons are generally associated with the fairer sex. And for those men who suck it up and awkwardly peruse back issues of Cosmopolitan while waiting patiently for their massages and manicures, they don’t tend to brag about it on social media. 

    Professional athletes are the exception to that rule, however.

    Physical wear and tear is an unavoidable hazard of the job. Sore muscles, achy backs and busted-up hands and feet are pretty much standard. Which is why so many athletes are all too willing to buck traditional gender stereotypes and treat themselves. 

    Athletes don’t have to worry about proving their manhood—most have a regular opportunity to do that on a national stage in whatever sport they play. And since they don’t have to worryor simply just don’t careabout that kind of nonsense, they’re more than happy to bring us along for the ride via social media. 

    Here are some of the countless athletes that encourage you to: Treat Yo Self

Chris Baker, Washington Redskins

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    Instagram ID: @bigbake92

    Caption: Had to take care of my boys today they took care of me

    Redskins nose tackle Chris Barker says he’s taking care of his feet here, but it looks like he’s punishing them for betraying him. Perhaps having plastic bags tied to your feet is more enjoyable than it looks, though. 

Isaac Redman, NFL Free Agent

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    Instagram ID: @ired33

    Caption: Hot bath to get the legs loose for MNF!!

    Since running back Isaac Redman is currently unemployed, perhaps a hot bubble bath wasn’t enough to get his legs limbered up before games. 

Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs

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    Instagram ID: @greenranger14

    Caption: Body day #massage

    The Spurs’ Danny Green’s season is typically about two months longer than most other players in the NBA, so he’s gotta find a way to stay loose and relaxed. Whatever he’s doing, it’s working. 

Colin McCarthy, Tennessee Titans

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    Instagram ID: @colinmc52

    Caption: Taking care of my feet.. A little pedicure 

    Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy doesn’t just take care of himself at the spa, he takes care of his mom, too. McCarthy got mom her very own spa day for her birthday this year. 

B.W. Webb, Dallas Cowboys

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    Instagram ID: @ohgi_3dawg3

    Caption: I hate this part! 

    Can’t blame Cowboys cornerback B.W. Webb for hating here! Nobody likes sitting under the old lady hair dryers at the salonexcept for old ladies. A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do, though. 

Roger Mason Jr., Miami Heat

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    Instagram ID: @moneymase8

    Caption: The homie @moneymase8 getting that good treatment as well in the cut. Like he said #HappyFeet 

    Earlier this year, Heat superstar LeBron James posted this photo of teammate Roger Mason getting the works—a simultaneous pedicure and neck massage. That’s the good stuff. 

Steve Weatherford, New York Giants

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    Instagram ID: @weatherford5

    Caption: Do you think any other Bayonne HS seniors are using ‘Just for Men’ before prom tonight? Well, when your going to prom at 31 years old. You gotta do hat you gotta do. #DontJudgeMe

    Giants punter Steve Weatherford recently got his hair did for prom. Not only did he take one lucky lady to her high school prom, but he also treated 20 New Jersey students who couldn’t afford the cost of the event, giving them a night they would never forget. 

Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets

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    Instagram ID: @tylawson3

    Caption: Pedicure thuggin

    Sometimes, I wonder if professional athletes even remember what "thuggin'" means after awhile in the big leagues. Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson must get his pedis at the OG salon and spa in Denver. 

Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles

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    Instagram ID: @connorbarwin98

    Caption: Yes!!! Playing in Detroit on Thanksgiving! And my hair is back!

    Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin’s high maintenance hair makes him a salon regular in Philly. He doesn’t stop there, though, as Barwin comes for the haircut but stays for the pedicure

Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians

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    Instagram ID: @jasonkipnis22

    Caption: First time having makeup put on for the @Pepsi shoot! #pepsi #idontenvywomen #rolloutofbedandgo 

    Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis learned a little bit about what the ladies go through on a daily basis when he had to get his hair and makeup done for a recent Pepsi shoot. 

James Harrison, NFL Free Agent

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    Instagram ID: @jharrison9292

    Caption: Getting cleaned up at #kut-n-up

    You didn’t really expect to see linebacker James “If [Roger Goodell] was on fire and I had to p*ss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it” Harrison getting a mani-pedi at a salon, did you? For this guy, “treat yo self” means a utilitarian trim at the local barber. 

Domonic Brown, Philadelphia Phillies

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    Instagram ID: @domonicbrown

    Caption: Pedicure 

    Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown worked that pedicure all the way up to his knees. 

Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles

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    Instagram ID: @rileycooper_14

    Caption: Sauna 

    Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper gives his offseason aches and pains the sauna treatment. And he gives his ingrown toenails this treatment—if he’s soaking his feet in chocolate sauce, well, then chocolate is ruined forever. 

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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    Instagram ID: @easymoneysniper 

    Caption: Pedi time, Real men get their feet done 

    Thunder superstar Kevin Durant isn’t kidding about setting aside some quality time for his barking dogs—pedicures are a very regular event for him. 

Donte Stallworth, Retired NFL

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    Instagram ID: @dontestallworth

    Caption: The absolute WORST part of getting my locks retwisted! @scissorhappy75

    Former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth’s words may say he’s not enjoying himself under that old lady hair dryer, but he doesn’t look terribly displeased by the situation. In fact, he looks pretty amused. 

Sterling Moore, Dallas Cowboys

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    Instagram ID: @sterlingmoore

    Caption: Gotta take care of them money makers!

    Cowboys defensive back Sterling Moore makes time for his money makers—on the regular

Sean Avery, Retired NHL

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    Instagram ID: @imseanavery

    Caption: [no caption]

    Considering retired Rangers agitator Sean Avery somehow managed to convince this stunning woman to marry him, it’s no wonder he is always trying his best to keep himself together. 

DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins

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    Instagram ID: @0ne0fone

    Caption: Gettin my feet rubbed down after a long day !! It pays off 2 have ur body in great condition the way we Training !! 

    Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is known for his speed on the football field. As long as his feet are good to him, he’s gonna be good to them. Lord knows he’s not going to get by on size alone. 

Russel Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

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    Instagram ID: @dangerrusswilson

    Caption: My new hairdo to help raise awareness for #Diabetes. Research says 1 in 3 Americans by 2050 #bespectacular @sportsspec 

    Reigning Super Bowl champion Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson is such a ridiculously amazing human being that even when he’s treating himself at the salon, he’s doing it for charity. 

Josh Cribbs, NFL Free Agent

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    Instagram ID: @joshcribbs16

    Caption: Oh Yesss… a day at the spa, at the mercy of @maria_ria_riri she did an awesome job pampering me… I love her #ambition & her #hustle 

    NFL free agent Josh Cribbs goes big at the spa before he goes home. Not too many men would brag about getting a facial, but obviously Cribbs is comfortable enough with his masculinity to do just that. 

Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks

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    Instagram ID: @loganc89

    Caption: Quick foot massage before the game. Let’s gooooo

    Sharks center Logan Couture does the bare minimum to treat his barking dogs. There’s just something unsettling about those mechanical foot massagers; they’re very unsettling. 

Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals

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    Instagram ID: @king_sanu_12

    Caption: So lovely…

    Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu doesn’t need to go to the spa to treat himself. A nice, hot bubble bath at home is an economical way to unwind. 

Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams

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    Instagram ID: @kennybritt18

    Caption: Getting that good haircut .. For the night …S/O to my barber @jd_barber 

    Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt’s hairline and facial hair are always right on point, thanks to the hard work of his trusted barber. It takes a village. 

James Harden, Houston Rockets

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    Instagram ID: @jharden13

    Caption: Manicure Thuggin.

    The Rockets bearded one is wrong on both counts: First, that’s not a manicure; it’s a pedicure. Second, that’s not thuggin'; it’s the exact opposite of thuggin'. 

Chandler Jones, New England Patriots

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    Instagram ID: @chan95jones

    Caption: Had a great time with @Nike today! #ads #campaign #photoshoot #videoshoot

    Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones didn’t seem to mind getting his makeup done for a recent Nike shoot. Even if you don’t wear makeup, sometimes it’s nice having people fawn over your face a little.

Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals

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    Instagram ID: @dockett90

    Caption: Maaaaaaaaannnn listen…. Them fingers go through that 2nd toe from the baby one I be like 

    At least Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett knows there’s nothing "thug" about getting his toes tended to. You can always count on D.D. to own it—ain’t no shame in his game. 

Lindsey Vonn, Olympic Skier

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    Instagram ID: @lindseyvonn

    Caption: Aaahh I feel so much better! #lovegettingmynailsdone #whatgirlslove

    Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn thinks getting nails done is something that girls love, but if there’s anything we’ve learned from this list, it’s that the boys love it, too. 

Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

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    Instagram ID: @rlcobb18

    Caption: My off day- Yoga & Elbows!! #ThePainIsReal 

    Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is getting a massage here, so you’d think he’d look a little more relaxed. Instead, it looks like someone’s burning his back with cigarettes. I suppose there’s a fine line between pleasure and pain. 

Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Boxer

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    Instagram ID: @floydmayweather 

    Caption: Me and @justinbieber getting first class treatment at the @bigboymansion 

    Boxer Floyd Mayweather doesn’t just treat himself and BFF Justin Bieber to spa days; from the looks of this photo, it looks like the whole Money Team gets to treat they self, too. They don’t call him “Pretty Boy Floyd" for nothing. 

Adam “Pacman” Jones, Cincinnati Bengals

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    Instagram ID: @realpacman24

    Caption: Relax 

    You probably wouldn’t know it by looking at him, but Bengals cornerback Adam Jones always makes time for a massage, which is sometimes followed by a nice relaxing soak in a hot tub. Anything that keeps him out of strip clubs is a good thing. 

Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Los Angeles Clippers

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    Instagram ID: @ayobaby11

    Caption: Every big person needs one of these !!! I love it Ayo so fresh and so clean 

    Clippers forward Glen Davis enjoys the simple things in life, like the added level of clean offered by a bidet. Apparently, big folks have some trouble in this area. 

Antrel Rolle, New York Giants

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    Instagram ID: @antrelrolle 

    Caption: How do women put up with this sh*t??? Lol. 

    Giants safety Antrel Rolle asks how women put up with foil during hair coloring, but it looks like he’s doing a pretty good job handling the whole situation. The ball cap on top is a very nice touch. 

Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates

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    Instagram ID: @marte06

    Caption: Jodiendo un poco @noeliamarte 

    Pirates left fielder Starling Marte enjoyed quite the spa day last year. Although coating your skin in several layers of wax doesn’t sound particularly relaxing, apparently it’s quite good for it. Marte also got some serious exfoliation treatments

Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions

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    Instagram ID: @ndamukong_suh

    Caption: Gota get the feet right for #Hawaii #Suhsquad #ProBowl #GotaLoveAGoodPedi

    Of all the athletes that make pedicures a regular part of their lives, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh definitely looks the most foreign in that chair. It’s such a sharp contrast to the beastly persona he’s cultivated on the football field over the last few years.