I’ll be turning 45 years old soon and let me tell you I am not jumping out of bed in the mornings as I once did when I was 20 something.
It is a well known fact that as we get older recovery slows down and becomes an incredibly important concern, especially if you happen to be a performance athlete as I am.
Making a comeback to strength sports this year in powerlifting competition is both exciting as well as daunting with the amount of strain I am now having to apply on my body to make it grow stronger. The strain is enormous as I am now both pushing and pulling world class poundages in training.
However it also means I have to deal with potentially “Invalid Status” the day after big sessions, hobbling around with a complete nervous system melt down followed by a sluggish and impaired recovery process till I do it all over again.
When I use the phrase “potentially Invalid Status the day after big training sessions” – what this implies is that it doesn’t have to be that way. I have been meticulous in setting up the most advanced recovery program I have ever used. If you have already downloaded my “6 things I D0 to Recover Faster…” report (if you haven’t, enter your details in the top of the sidebar to access this) you will see the methods that I am now implementing as my most valued concern towards improving my strength performance.
My Latest Recovery Strategy
Of all the things I have listed for faster and effective recovery, the thing I am doing more of is regular Chiropractic adjustment!
Once upon a time I would only go to my chiropractor, Jeremy Dive when something was wrong. And he would adjust and align my body to heal faster.
Now, I go and get adjusted by Jeremy before anything goes wrong and this has made all the difference!
The sessions are very specific in which Jeremy will muscle test me in all lifting positions from different ranges of motion then adjust and align me appropriately to function without impairment so that I will function as a singular complete mechanism.
I have found that when your body is properly aligned and functioning as a fully charged machine as it should, there is less trauma incurred by the extreme loads and strain I place upon it when training heavy.
I see Jeremy 2 to 3 times a week now for muscle testing and adjustment/ alignment before heavy sessions, and my recovery has increased dramatically. I do not suffer the dreaded “Invalid Status Day After Syndrome” after heavy training sessions, and effectively my work load has significantly increased, meaning greater performance and strength.
It is these things that I am willing to do that go beyond what my competitors are willing to do that will make me prevail over them…..
Chiropractic Care Gives Me . . .
- Less training trauma
- Faster recovery
- Injury prevention/ downtime
- Increased well being
- Greater performance on the competition platform!
If you’re in serious training and putting regular strain on your body – I suggest you seek out expert help like I’ve done. It will make a big difference to your recovery and your performance.