Rich Froning – The Fittest Man in the World
Did you know Rich Froning, the fittest man in the world and avid Crossfitter, is a big supporter of chiropractic? “Rich Froning says that “at least once a week I see a chiropractor, if not more”. Now we all can’t be the strongest man (or woman) in the world, however this does not mean that chiropractic care is not beneficial for the average cross fit athlete. In this blog, I’ll talk about some of the benefits of Chiropractic and what we do differently at Active Life Chiropractic!
Chiropractic is a specialty that addresses the muscles, joints, and nervous system. Without going into specifics it’s easy to see why this is an important part of an athlete’s regimen. Chiropractic is beneficial in both preventing and treating injuries if they have already occurred.
At Active Life, Dr. Sam utilizes and exam technique called the SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) with this he is able to determine any areas that are restricted and need correction in the office, or areas that may be unstable and need correction in the box. Conversely, after an injury has happened it can help determine the cause so that future occurrences of such an injury can be prevented.
As anyone who has done Crossfit knows it presents with a large variety of movements and exercises that not everyone can appreciate. Ranging from Oly/Powerlifting to Gymnastics and Cardio. Without the appropriate context, it can be hard to treat these athletes who perform such a broad range of activities. Dr. Sam has been doing CrossFit for 3 years and knows in detail the rigors of what CrossFit entails. In addition to this knowledge, he utilizes several targeted techniques to address the musculature as well as joints in every treatment, to maximize effectiveness.
General Tips for Crossfit Athletes
The most common thing athletes do not do is proper mobility work, be it foam rolling, stretching, or a proper cool down this is critical.
Most Boxes are good about teasing out if a movement isn’t performed properly, however, don’t let your ego get in the way if something feels wrong make sure to get it corrected to prevent injury.
Hydration and Nutrition:
In order to get the best out of your workouts and body, these things are very important. Make sure the fuel you’re giving your body will meet the demands you put it through.
For any questions about anything health or wellness related, or if you have had the misfortune of having some type of sports injury, feel free to contact us here at Active Life at (573) 250-7427.