Keeping Free from Injury during Crossfit

The Key to Crossfit Success

Crossfit is an awesome way to get fit that is sweeping the nation. The group setting that promotes motivation and healthy competition and the high intensity interval training get get your body amazing results. However, the biggest problem we see with Crossfit is injuries.

 

So often when people get involved in Crossfit they get overzealous and become injured. These injuries tend to be caused by poor motion and form during specific exercises. While proper instruction on how to move when repping is important, sometimes the problem lies elsewhere. So how can you reduce that risk of injury? Well, researches have found that a few of those things include ensuring a full range of motion, progessive intensity when stretngth training, and warm up/cool downs before and after.

 

Finally, on of the most important things you can do to prevent injury is ensuring your joint are moving properly. Chiropractic is excellent for maintaining proper range of motion of your joints and improving posture to keep you safe. That’s why we offer Power Hour, which we have described before here.

 

Before don’t forget these important Crossfit/exercise safety tips:

·       Stretch both before and after you workout.

·       Increase your set weight slowly and

·       Never cheat! Always focus on quality in form vs. quantity of weight when repping.

Author
Dr. Derrick T Dube, DC Chiropractic Physician and Associate Provider of Better Chiropractic

You Might Also Enjoy...

How Bad is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Hearing you have a disease is scary, but Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) isn't as bad as you think. In fact, Degeneration is completely normal! Today we'll talk about what causes degeneration, how bad it REALLY is, and how to prevent DDD.

How Bad is a Herniated Disc?

Many people suffer from pain due to herniated discs, but they aren't as scary as you think they are. How is that? Well, that's because most people walking around right NOW have a herniated disc and don't even know it! Today we'll talk about why this is.

How Being Active Can Help Your Health

You want to live life without restriction, but lifestyle, age, or stress may be standing in the way of that life. If you want to live your life, you may need to find ways to be more active throughout the day.

Things To Consider When Choosing A Chiropractor

Too many Chiropractors put their financial wealth before their patients health. How can you know if your Chiropractor has your best interest in mind rather than their own? Read on to find out key signs to distinguish a good chiropractor from the rest.