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

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