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Reclaiming Your Groove: The Journey from Chronic Pain to Fluid Movement Movement is Medicine

Get ready for a whirlwind ride on this episode of the Movement is Medicine Show! 🎢 We dive headfirst into the world of physical activity, exploring its power to make us feel invincible, yet acknowledging its potential to lead us down a path of chronic pain and limited mobility. 🏃‍♀️💪 Ever wondered how your lifestyle or work habits could be sneakily crafting a blueprint of poor movement? We delve into this mystery, revealing how sedentary habits and repetitive tasks can tie our bodies into knots of aches, pains, and restrictions. 🛋️🔗 Joining us on this journey is Dr. Ashley, who sheds light on the art of rehabilitation and the magic of personalized treatment plans. Discover how they're helping people unwrap their gift of movement, tweaking their movement melodies with the help of therapies like manual therapy, tailored exercises, and the power of knowledge. 🎁🎶 Get ready to rewind to our roots as we touch upon how our ancestors were built to move, and how the luxury of modern comforts like plush chairs have nudged us into a dance of decreased and improper movements. 🪑💃 So, buckle up and tune in to explore, learn and reclaim the joy of movement with us! 🎧🎉
  1. Reclaiming Your Groove: The Journey from Chronic Pain to Fluid Movement
  2. The Recovery Journey: From Repair to Rebuild After an Injury
  3. Unlock Your Athletic Potential: Nutrition, Recovery & Secrets for Peak Performance
  4. Taming the Stress Beast: Conquering 3 Types of Stress, Including Toxic Stress
  5. Cracking the Code of Nerve Pain: Expert Strategies for Effective Treatment

🏃‍♀️💪 Nutrition and Recovery Tips for Athletes 🏃‍♂️💪

As an athlete, it’s important to understand your nutrition needs. In this podcast episode, the speaker recommends that runners use familiar products such as gels, goo’s, beans, and cubes. Avoid trying new products during a race or event, as they may have adverse effects such as bad taste or increased thirst.

It’s also important to have a set mobility routine, especially leading up to the event. This can include using a combination of lacrosse ball stretching and other methods. Spending a little bit more time on mobility during this week can ensure that the body is ready to go.

Sunlight exposure in the morning and later in the day can help regulate your circadian rhythm, leading to better sleep and feeling more rested. Research shows that delaying coffee intake for an hour or two after waking up can improve how caffeine affects your body, resulting in avoiding a crash or delayed effects. Magnesium is recommended as a supplement for better sleep.

Staying hydrated throughout the day can also improve sleep. The speaker has experience with optimizing performance through their sports career in high school and college, but mainly through CrossFit for the past 8 years. They believe there are multiple things people can do to increase their performance and prepare their bodies for an event.

Consider your carbohydrate intake before and during a competition. Consuming complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes, rice, or quinoa a few hours before an event is beneficial. Simple sugars like fruit or candy are recommended for quick replenishment of glycogen stores during the event, especially in between events like in a CrossFit competition.

Cut down or eliminate alcohol to help improve your sleep. Alcohol is a sleep disruptor that can interrupt your sleep later in the evening. Drinking water instead of alcohol is recommended.

Hydration is important for good sleep. Carb intake is crucial for athletes, especially those participating in high-intensity or endurance workouts. Protein intake also plays a role, with a recommended range of 1-1.7 grams per pound of body weight.

Recovery is essential and should not be neglected. The “big three” in terms of recovery are lacrosse ball, foam roller, and stretching. Lacrosse ball is best for deeper muscle release while foam roller is better for longer-lasting effects. Stretching is best done after dynamic activities like running, lifting, or working out to cool down.

Overall, applying just 50% of the information discussed in the podcast could lead to better competition results. Check out Dr. Tim’s Functional Fitness Workshop for additional resources and guidance. Keep these tips in mind for your next workout or competition! 💪

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