Chiropractic Improves Athletic Performance

A new study reveals that bicyclists can improve their performance by undergoing a short program of chiropractic care.

The study involved six people, 4 male and 2 female. Three of the males and both females were competitive racers.

Initially, the subjects were tested to determine their base line performance. Using a CompuTrainer–a stationary, computerized machine that allows the rider’s personal bike to be attached to it—each bicyclist participated in a race simulation. Researchers then recorded various data regarding strength, pressure and force. After the test, each biker was examined and adjusted by a chiropractor, then retested on the CompuTrainer one to two weeks later.

A poll of the riders found that five reported a lower perceived effort of how hard they were working at the same workload during the retest. Five of the riders also experienced improvement in pedaling performance. These results indicate that a bicyclist can ride longer before fatiguing.

Chiropractic adjustments improve all aspects of body performance by correcting misalignments of the spine, which interfere with nervous system and the body’s ability to function at 100 percent capacity. If this is what chiropractic adjustments can do for bicyclists, just image how beneficial chiropractic adjustments will be to your everyday living!

[Source: www.montanarochiropractic.com/computrainer.htm]

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