Restorative fitness is how we help people with chronic pain and injury get back to 100%. Restorative fitness is also our answer to unlock flexibility and improve muscle imbalances. Here are ten reasons you and your body need restorative fitness.
1. Your body needs training on a transverse and lateral plane.
Most people spend their life moving in a forward plain of motion. 90% of all injuries are to stabilizing muscles from moving out of a forward motion.
2. Everybody has muscle imbalances.
If you are active or sedentary you have a muscle imbalance. Our bodies are in constant competition for strength. They way we sit or stand has a lot to do with that but some imbalances are because of trauma to the joint.
3. Everyone wants more strength.
When working out you typically have two sets of people. 1) the people that spend more time doing yoga or flexibility work than any other type of fitness 2) the people that workout and then go straight to work with very little or no time spent increasing flexibility.
4. You need flexibility even if you hate yoga.
Yoga isn’t what we are selling even though it is really beneficial. What I want for my clients is a yoga based fitness lifestyle that compliments the body not compromises it. There are other exercises that do what yoga does, yoga is just a good example.
5. The doctor can’t explain your pain.
Most of our clients come to us from their doctors when the doctor is at a loss for the source of their pain or because the doctor is pushing surgery and the client wants a second opinion. We are not doctors, but we don’t need to be either. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see a muscle problem—it takes someone who works on building muscles for a living, like us.
6. Surgery doesn’t have to be the answer.
With Restorative Fitness and proper chiropractic care we have helped 95% of clients who have walked through our doors with a problem. Avoiding surgery, medications and costly rehabilitation.
7. You should be able to touch your toes.
Being able to touch your toes, squat, or put your hands above your head gives us all the information that we need to help you be pain free.
8. Pushups, squats, and pullups shouldn’t hurt.
These are basic movements that should be life goals if you can’t do them–and a baseline for life if you can do them. They should always be pain free.
9. It’s a practical solution to approaching fitness.
Starting your fitness journey with Restorative Fitness is really starting with the basics of exercise science and practical application to everyday life.
10. So your body can excel in your favorite activities and communicate properly.
How can you excel in your favorite activities when your body isn’t communicating properly? No one wants a miscommunication! The body has muscles, tight muscles pull on the spine the spine will come out of alignment and when that happens your body’s communication properties are compromised.
Hear are some recommended items, resources, and calisthenics gear for helping you in your restorative fitness journey.