I’ve been using chiropractors for the last 3 years. I was always skeptical about the “cracking” methods of a chiropractor. But after a tough training session I day I messed up my neck really bad. I have severe pain and had no choice but to seek help. After a few sessions with a chiro my pain was gone. Since then I have always used chiros as part of my health and wellness program. I’ve done it so long that I only go once a month as maintenance and preventative sake.
If you’re a CrossFit athlete, then you probably know a thing or two about achieving overall health and wellness. Driven, hardworking and motivated, CrossFitters usually desire optimum health and well-being, placing value in achieving their peak physical performance. This is done through their commitment to regular workouts, proper nutrition and adequate rest. Unfortunately, many of them miss one vital link in this important chain: regular chiropractic care.
CrossFit athletes often push themselves further physically at every workout. This routinely leads to spinal misalignment (also known as vertebral subluxation), a common condition occurring in the spine when a vertebra mis-aligns and puts stress on the nerves. They may not feel pain right away, as pain is the last sign of an injury. But the misalignment will lead to restricted range of motion and improper posture, which will inhibit their ability to workout to their fullest capabilities and can eventually lead to severe injury.
CrossFit and chiropractic care are both lifestyle philosophies that share a goal: maximizing the body’s full potential. Even stress that is good for the body, such as physical exercise, can lead to spinal misalignment.
Athletes who combine chiropractic care with CrossFit are likely to reduce the number of injuries sustained and improve their overall performance. And if you’re just getting started with your CrossFit program, start chiropractic care from the beginning. Don’t wait until you get injured to seek treatment—just think of your chiropractic adjustments as part of the overall health and wellness that CrossFit promotes.
Even three years in I’m still trying to improve my spine and posture to the best of my abilities. Imagine if I didn’t seek chiropractic work 3 years ago my spine would be if I hadn’t. It was a blessing in disguise.
Thursday March 19th, 2015
- 9 Box Jumps
- 9 Box Step Ups
- 9 Hand Release Push Ups
A) Press-build up to a heavy 5rep
B) FOR TIME:
- 800m Run
- 50 Burpees
- 40 Pull Ups
- 30 Pistols
- 20 Burpee Pull Ups
- 800m Run