Mobility & Corrective Exercises

Whether you are a serious crossfit athlete or an everyday person looking to shed some extra pounds, doing an exercise with proper form is crucial to preventing injury. However, there are occasions when knowing the right way to perform an exercise is not enough. Certain neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunctions will almost certainly lead to injury if not corrected, and helping the body fix these problems is the basis of corrective exercise. At Sol Crossfit, our corrective exercise programs are individually tailored mobility plans designed to correct these imbalances that can help not only with crossfit workouts but also daily motor function.

Exploring Muscle Issues

The first step to developing a corrective exercise program is assessing the the problems and potential threats to an athlete. These assessments help our staff determine functional imbalances in the body. Often times, these issues arise from one of two factors: weak muscles or over-active muscles. Over-active muscles typically develop when the body compensates for an injury, and this usually helps create the weak muscles since they are used less. Once the issues are recognized by the Sol Crossfit training staff, our team can begin developing the right program.

Isolated Strengthening of Weak Muscles

Since corrective exercise strives to fix problems through an integrated plan that intends to repair weak muscles and over-active muscles, it is important to strengthen the weak muscles. In order to regain strength and improve function, the Sol Crossfit approach includes isolated strengthening of weak muscles. Essentially, this process involves on exercises and workout routines that focus on specific muscle groups that have been either underutilized or previously damaged by injury.

Addressing Over-active Muscles

Over-active muscles are generally under a great deal of strain, and these muscles require treatment. One of the corrective exercise techniques used at Sol Crossfit is self-myofascial release. Relief is provided through foam roll or lacrosse ball smash routines. However, another form of treatment is using Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) treatments. DMS treatments are provided using vibration and stimulation through the use of a DMS gun. In addition to penetrating deep into an athlete’s muscles to inhibit tight muscles, this treatment promotes blood flow into the affected area. These DMS treatments can provide a number of benefits ranging from the aforementioned increased circulation to reduced pain and even speedier recovery to injuries.

Being active is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, it is also possible that exercising could be causing long-term damage. In order to minimize injury threats as well as perform at the highest level, it is important to train the right way by limiting the negative side effects from training. Corrective exercise can help athletes recover from previous injuries as well as prevent new issues from popping up later on. With individually tailored programs, Sol Crossfit’s approach to corrective exercise helps strengthen weak muscles and provide relief for over-active ones, allowing for maximum mobility that leads to an improved quality of life.

Contact Sol Crossfit online today, or call 480-696-5368 to see if our corrective exercise programs can help you relieve pain and increase mobility.



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