CrossFit and Chiropractic Care
By Randi Morse
In the 40 years I've been alive, I think I've seen every sort of exercise fad possible. One of the newest and most popular types of exercise trends is CrossFit.
CrossFit is an intense exercise program that combines cardiovascular workouts with a non-traditional style of weightlifting. People who do CrossFit often have "stations" where they may first do dynamic power jumps while then moving on to lifting kettlebells. While CrossFit can create some amazing results, one of the biggest problems with it is that it can also cause injuries.
One of the biggest tricks of CrossFit is that it wants you to move through the stations as fast as you possibly can. Because you're moving through each station so quickly, it's unlikely that you've been properly trained on how to do the exercises you'll find at each station. It's one of the biggest critiques for CrossFit: that it sacrifices technique for speed. Is there a way you can enjoy the results of CrossFit without having to worry about getting injured?
Getting chiropractic care lined up before you start a CrossFit workout program is a great idea. Not only will you have a chiropractor lined up to help treat any injuries you may get from your exercise routine, they will also be well-placed to allow them to help prevent any injuries from occurring. There are a number of common injuries that people who are actively engaging in CrossFit are prone to get, most of them are injuries to the back, knees, and shoulders. This is where the muscles tend to get so tight that range of motion becomes an issue.
Chiropractors can use soft tissue therapy in order to relieve any stress that the muscles are currently undergoing due to the exercise program they're using. This therapy helps decrease the recovery time so that the patient can heal faster and get back to their exercise program.
Being involved in a high impact, high intensity exercise routine is tough on the body, but having regular care from a professional chiropractor can help decrease the possibility of injury and the muscle healing time as well. At The Joint Chiropractic you'll find chiropractors who understand how important a solid exercise routine is and who can use their chiropractic training to help keep you healthy and ready to crush your CrossFit training. The Joint Chiropractic has open office hours and affordable rates making it easy to incorporate chiropractic care with your CrossFit schedule.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Carlsbad, Calif.