Before you sign up for a gym membership and make promises about daily workouts, consider the role chiropractic care can play in your pursuit of a stronger, leaner, healthier you. Chiropractic care should be the first step you take to prepare your body for weight training.  Most people think of chiropractic care strictly as a complementary medicine for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.  However, chiropractic care can also advance your weight training regime, moving your fitness to the next level.

Prepare to Get Fit

We’ve always heard, “See your doctor before beginning an exercise program or regimen”.  How many have really considered a chiropractor the doctor to see?  It’s time to re-think your approach to a healthier, more energetic you.  Your chiropractor can help prescribe exercises to ready your body for weight training and make your workouts more effective.

Planning for Fitness

Planning is key to getting on track.  “Getting to the gym is half the battle”, but don’t forget the other half which is consistent perseverance.  Continuing your exercise program with the support of chiropractic care can produce more favorable results than charging forward on your own.  By adding an individualized chiropractic care plan to your exercise program, you can avoid injury and treat muscle strains and soreness as you progress.  

Benefits of Chiropractic and Weight Training

Weight training and chiropractic care complement each other through three distinct approaches: nerve stimulation, adjustments, and chiropractic counseling.

  • Nerve stimulation acts as a catalyst to wake up muscle groups.  When the nervous system is fully functioning, the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments work in concert together because these systems are receiving the right messages from the brain.
  • Adjustments align your joints and muscles for optimal performance. When your bones are properly aligned, targeted muscle groups are activated to provide the best results from your workout.  Thus, muscles are more likely to gain strength.  Your balance is greater when your body is in proper alignment, as well.
  • Chiropractic counseling assists exercise enthusiasts in making the best decisions regarding stretches and exercises to reduce the risk of injury in the event of overexertion. Recommendations may also be made to assist in developing an exercise program that will be most beneficial for the desired outcome.

Other Benefits of Weight Training and Chiropractic

Weight training not only improves strength and functionality for the body.  Through exercise, endorphins are released.  When this happens, a positive feeling is triggered in the body which not only makes you feel good, it helps to relieve stress.  Trips to your trusted chiropractor will likely eliminate your trips to the medicine cabinet for over-the-counter treatment after a workout!

At Dover Chiropractic, we are committed to supporting your weight training and exercise goals.  Call 302-744-8650 today and begin your journey to a healthier, stronger, and happier you!