• Dr Matt Gray,Chiropractor

Mobility: The Key to Crossfit Success

Bottom Line:

If you’re into Crossfit, you know how addictive it can become. That mix of high-intensity interval training, strength, power and competition can help drive your motivation and commitment and lead you to achieve amazing changes to your body. That consistency becomes the key to your success - to getting the results you're after, but what do you do when you're injured?

Why it Matters:

Injuries often occur when your body lacks mobility - that correct balance of strength, control and flexibility. Muscles tears, sprain and strains and joint pain can flare up for a number of reasons, such as abnormal load through a normal joint, or normal load through an abnormal joint (joint not moving well) or not having enough mobility to support that weight through a full range of motion. So, how can you reduce your likelihood of injury? Researchers have discovered that a combination of mobility training, a full range of motion and progressive intensity training can help reduce injuries when strength training.

Take a few minutes to perform mobility drills every day.

Progressively increase the weight you lift and focus on quality of movement rather than max reps or weight.

Use good form and technique during your workouts - don’t “cheat” and increase your risk of injury.

Next Steps:

One of the most effective ways to begin to improve your spinal mobility is through Chiropractic care. Adjustments to your spine and extremities have been shown to increase their range of motion and may help you find that perfect balance of strength, control and flexibility. Before your next workout, be sure to get adjusted.

We also run a movement class at Freedom Chiropractic and Movement Studio to help you learn how to improve your mobility and movement. So if you're keen to starting moving well, give the clinic a call 0408993968 or book online at www.mildurachiropractor.com.au or through our Face Book page.


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