5 ways chiropractic care can boost your gym performance
Updated: Jul 18
Did you know that almost every one of your favorite sports stars is under regular chiropractic care? And not because they have broken bones or torn muscles. But to ensure an improved athletic performance and a better resistance to injuries.
At its core, chiropractic is all about making sure the body moves optimally. It improves the body’s ability to respond to physical stress. For instance–when you’re in the gym pushing your body to its limits, good chiropractic care can help your body “handle” it better.
So, if you are a regular in the gym, this is for you. These are 5 big ways in which chiropractic can boost your gym performance-
Helps with proper movement
When lifting weights or performing stretches, a full range of motion is very important. If your muscles aren’t moving optimally or if you don’t have the right posture, this might hinder the effectiveness of your exercise.
Proper chiropractic care can correct the posture by optimizing your range of motion. This allows you to fully benefit from your workout.
“Balances” the body
All your muscles are designed to work in perfect harmony. But over time, injuries or general physical degradations may lead to certain muscle imbalances. And this is not difficult to see. While working out in the gym, you might notice each side of your body reacting differently over time.
Chiropractic care has proven to be helpful in treating this. The right adjustments will help bring back balance to your body, allowing your exercises to move more “symmetrically” across your body.
Helps prevent injuries
Chiropractic care helps strengthen your joints and muscles, reducing the risk of stress or strain. And as seen in the point above, it also corrects misalignments to ensure better movement and coordination–preventing “uneven” stress on the joints and muscles. This is crucial to avoid injuries.
Remember–a well-adjusted body will be better equipped to react to physical stress.
Reduces recovery time
If you have tried working out, I am sure you have experienced sore muscles. And this is actually good! When your muscles get sore after a workout, they are in fact breaking down to build better and “stronger” muscle fibers. But for some people, this lasts several weeks–and that may not be a good sign. What’s worse is that sore muscles can kill your motivation right away!
Chiropractic adjustments can help. They are known to lower the chemical that causes muscle inflammation in your body, allowing your muscles to recover quickly. This brings me to my next point-
Keeps you consistent
Guess what happens when you face lesser injuries and your body recovers faster. You can keep your workouts consistent!
It can be rather difficult to stick to a schedule if you are always sore or dealing with injuries. Allow your body to rest for too long, and you might no longer feel like hitting the gym. Chiropractic care can help prevent injuries and speed up your recovery–allowing the body to keep up the good work.
Good chiropractic care can breathe back life into your days. We have seen patients who report being stress-free and in a better mood after their adjustments–and this is very important when it comes to staying active and busy.
Dr. Desai at Lotus Chiropractic Care Dunwoody will help you get the chiropractic care you need. Let us make your life more fruitful!