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SERGEANTMAJOR
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8/19/13 11:11 P

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I am a retired certified chiropractic sports physician and suggest that there is no reason to not workout prior to an appointment. Wearing my other hat as a certified personal trainer I am curious as to why you do strength and cardio in the same workout since the one done last will be degraded.

It is a late response so I will make this generic, if your workout does not exacerbate the problem then do it before your appointment since that reflects your normal routine.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


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DMJAKES
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8/19/13 2:00 P

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As others have said, I think you'll be fine. However, when you're in there, ask about workouts pre- and post-appointment. My chiro always says to wait 24 hours after an appointment to work out, longer if I need it. Some days, I feel like a million bucks when I leave there...other times I feel like I've been hit by a truck. It all depends on what she does and how many areas she concentrates on. I alway feel ready to work out again by the following evening.



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8/19/13 1:48 P

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Yeah,the workout should have your body warmed up and loose making the adjustment go much easier. In lieu of that, my chiro recommends a massage first as well for the same reason. And who am I to turn down a good massage?



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MEGAPEEJ
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8/19/13 12:38 P

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That does help - thank you! I'll keep my workout as scheduled.

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NVR2LATE2BFIT
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8/19/13 12:35 P

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I am a group fitness instructor. I taught 3 classes last Friday morning and then went to the Chiropractor within an hour. He put me on the stretch table (my issue is in the same area as yours) and told me I should already be warmed out because of the classes I taught. I do not believe you need to avoid workout out. It will probably make it easier for the Chiropractor. I hope that helps.

Edited by: NVR2LATE2BFIT at: 8/19/2013 (12:35)
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MEGAPEEJ
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8/19/13 12:21 P

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So, later today I'm going to my first ever chiropractor appointment. I've had an ongoing issue with the area from my lower back through my hip down to my right knee. ANYWAY, I'm scheduled to work out today and could fit it in right before my appointment, but since I don't know what to expect I'm not sure if putting myself through a workout would hinder him identifying where my issue(s) is/are.

For the record, exercise is 30 mins heavy strength training, 30 mins bike or elliptical. I would only have about an hour between ending the workout and my appointment.

Any other fitness folks out there that are familiar with getting adjusted that can say "yeah, go for the workout" or "no, you'll ruin everything!"? emoticon

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