Crossfit and Chiropractors – Do the Two Conflict?

Guest Post by Dr. Leigh at Leigh Brain and Spine

Each year fitness freaks and enthusiasts look forward to new ways of strength building and to challenge their bodies. Challenging the body to something which it has never done before has become quite a trend these days. CrossFit has helped several people to do this quite successfully.

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So, what is CrossFit?

CrossFit is best described as an intense kind of exercise program which includes a wide number of activities such as plyometric jumps and lifts with the use of non-traditional equipment designed for weightlifting. This includes suspension systems, sandbags, Kettlebells and various kinds of water-filled implements. The main purpose is completion of the workout in a specific time. And this is one reason which has made CrossFit training quite controversial.

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CrossFit and Chiropractic care have a close association. In fact, it is said that Chiropractic care is extremely essential for those who are involved in CrossFit training. In this training, the body is pushed to its maximum ability. But, it’s important in any high-intensity training that the body is taken good care of, to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injury. Regular chiropractic care is essential, along with ensuring that the body warms up properly and checking if the posture is correct.

Many people believe that chiropractors are just for the purpose of adjustments and for relieving pain. No, chiropractors have many other important roles to play. Chiropractors can help in improving your overall performance by offering an improved motion range. This helps in improving balance and also quickens the healing process.

How Chiropractors Can Help:

Chiropractors can help in different ways. Since CrossFit is all about intense movements, it is necessary to ensure that the body stays well aligned. Flexibility should also be ensured which helps in reducing the chances of injury. This can help the fitness freaks to deal with a variety of injuries, neck pain and backpain.

Those who love to challenge their bodies and need to ensure that they are in top shape, should always consider chiropractic care. CrossFit Training can push the body to any extent to achieve higher levels of performance. But, when the body is pushed a lot, there are increasing chances of injury. If CrossFit training isn’t balanced with Chiropractic care, your future health might be at stake.

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CrossFit and Care:

You might be a fitness lover and a workout freak, but you need to take care of your health as well. You might love to challenge your body and gain immense satisfaction when you train for a long time. However, if you wish to grow strong and stay healthy, you will need chiropractic care. CrossFit and

Chiropractic care is a unique combination. CrossFit training can be referred to as a broad approach while chiropractic is holistic in nature. CrossFit trainers are in need of chiropractic care because accidents and injuries happen, and this is when chiropractic care is needed.

Thus, the two are a unique combination. Getting chiropractic care from experts always comes with many benefits, but it’s important to be consistent when you visit your chiropractic.

If you’re in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area, feel free to come by for a discounted adjustment!

Dr. Leigh is a board certified chiropractor practicing in Chapel Hill, NC