I am a Chiropractor and a Crossfitter, and Here's What you Need to Know to Get Started Safely
Updated: Apr 1, 2019
Dr. Lisa Goodman's Popsugar Fitness blog from 2/15/2019
Is CrossFit Good For You?
CrossFit can help strengthen your knees and back and improve your overall health. For example, as a chiropractor, I teach my patients how to correctly do a squat. Squatting is truly the difference between living independently and retiring to an assisted living home. If you cannot sit and rise unassisted, you cannot live alone. Most of us are a long way from that, but guess what? Squatting is essential for joint health even now. Compressing your knees and hips in a full, deep squat provides your joints with all they need to thrive, by hydrating the joint and moving nutrients and waste products in and out. And I have yet to find a better version of a squat than the CrossFit squat. Without belaboring the point, most of the movements in CrossFit will improve core strength, strengthen your back, and increase cardiovascular endurance. Moving heavy weight quickly and safely is the best way to sculpt muscle and change your body.
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Lisa Goodman, DC, CCSP, CACCP is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and Certified Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractor (CACCP). She is a CrossFit L1 and CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer. Dr. Goodman founded Washington Park Chiropractic in 2006 in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Goodman incorporates sports chiropractic techniques with prenatal and pediatric patients, she teaches mobility and taping classes locally, and is a contributor to POPSUGAR, Urban Life Wash Park and DC Aligned. She is a committee member on the boards of the ACA Pediatrics Council and the ACA Sports Council. Areas of special interest include prenatal care, ankle and wrist injuries, instrument assisted soft tissue techniques, strength training, and pediatric fitness. Stay connected with Dr. Goodman on Instagram @washparkchiro or @lisakgoodman