At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we like to encourage our diverse patient base to stay active, but we also like to provide them with information that will help them get the most out of their workouts -- which becomes a combination of best practices, nutrition, getting good sleep, and reducing joint, muscle, and ligament strain.
Read on for a few ways to maximize your output and your results at the gym.
1.) Train Smart
Don't overload the weights, which entails overloading muscles and joints. Instead, opt for lower weight at higher reps. Whenever you can, do exercises that utilize your own body weight as this is the least detrimental to your joints and your back.
2.) Make Hardcore Mixes
Exercise to the music that pumps you up, whatever that may be. You'll notice that your runs will get faster and longer. You'll also notice more energy coursing through your veins during your workouts.
3.) Eat Well and Hydrate
Eat clean, whole foods and remember to drink half your body weight in ounces of water -- you'll be more energetic and focused during your time at the gym. You'll also notice your body recover quicker and you'll feel better overall.
4.) Engage in Active Recovery
Instead of sitting on the couch and streaming endless TV, go on a nature hike, or take a yoga class. Do something that isn't so strenuous, that way you're engaging in what fitness gurus call "Active Recovery." You'll be giving the body the rest it needs without having to feel like you're being lazy.
Chiropractic care is another way to get the most out of your workouts. Call Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more.