The Secret to Improve Your Workouts and Sports Performance
Have you ever felt you’ve hit a plateau and can’t find any more time to invest in your workout routine?
Are you discouraged with your progress and considering giving up altogether?
Imagine if every time you stepped into the gym, you knew your body had the chance to get the most out of your workout and then return to your day.
We all know that exercise is good for us, but finding the time to carve out of our busy schedules can be difficult. Often, we feel that to make any progress toward our goals, we have to spend hours and hours at the gym. Many people don’t realize there are ways to significantly boost their results without adding more time at the gym. New research has proven that poor posture can actually keep your body from properly communicating with your brain, stopping you from getting the most out of your workouts. To understand how this works, we must start by understanding how the brain and muscles communicate.
The brain balances out every function in the human body. It does this by sending nerve signals and energy through the spinal cord. The spinal cord is like a thick electrical wire that connects your brain to all the muscles, organs, and tissues in the body, so your body knows what it needs to do to function properly. The connection between the brain and body largely determines the force at which your muscles contract, heal, and repair. It also determines the strength of your muscles and your recovery time by balancing the rest of your physiology, such as your respiratory rate, heart rate, oxygenation to cells, blood flow, blood pressure, and so on.
Because the spinal cord is a major connective piece between your brain and the rest of your organs, bones surround the spinal cord to protect it at all times. When your posture and spine are in their optimum position, the cord can keep the brain and organs in communication, and thus the body can function at 100%. However, due to stress and trauma to the body, the spine can shift or twist out of proper alignment, causing subluxation.
Subluxations cause stress and pressure to the spinal cord and nerves blocking nerve flow at that level. When any part of the body does not get full nerve supply, it becomes weak and will not function to its highest potential. Multiple subluxations will cause your overall posture to weaken, slowing down the signals traveling through the spinal cord.
If your spine is subluxated and your posture is distorted, your muscles are not getting all the messages from your brain and cannot do as much work. Research shows that postural distortions can decrease an athlete’s speed, power, and agility.
The good news is that researchers have also seen that when they correct abnormal posture, the function of the nervous system improves. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as just “sitting up straighter.” Instead, we must identify and correct the underlying subluxations that caused the abnormal posture.
Chiropractors are portal-of-entry doctors specializing in the spine and nervous system function. Advanced spinal corrective care is unique from traditional chiropractic care. It helps you enhance your workouts and sports performance. An advanced spinal corrective chiropractor can create customized programs for you to perform better, lift heavier, and reach your greatest potential in fitness and life