Crossfitters! Want to get stronger?

CrossfitBottom Line: Crossfitters are focused on strength and conditioning, with a healthy dose of competition mixed in. And if you are looking to improve your WOD (that’s workout a day for the uninitiated), then you need a plan to achieve your best performance, while making sure your body can recover quickly. Otherwise, injuries may start to pop up and cause you to slow down or even keep you from going to the gym altogether.  

Why it Matters: As someone who is looking for both optimal performance and recovery, there is no better choice than chiropractic. Exciting new research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can increase cortical drive by influencing your nervous system, which results in increased strength. Also, adjustments can improve spinal motion and reduce inflammation, all of which help with recovery.

  • CrossFit is a popular, high-intensity style workout
  • Improving core strength and flexibility can reduce the likelihood of injuries
  • Emerging research has shown an increase in strength after a spinal adjustment

Next Steps: Crossfit is a demanding sport, which is one of the reasons it’s so fun. But unless you balance your activity with the proper rest and recovery, you could end up injured and in pain. Chiropractic adjustments will go a long way towards keeping you strong and active. Ane if you would like any recommendations on nutritional supplements or pain relieving creams, just ask, we would be happy to help!

Science Source:
Impact of CrossFit-Related Spinal Injuries. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017

by Christopher Freytag, D.C.

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