How Chiropractic Benefits Cyclists
Who is a Chiropractor?
A chiropractor uses non-surgical and holistic form of healthcare that focuses on the disorders of the musculoskeletal systems which facilitate the mobility ability of the human body. Its primary treatment is the adjustment of the spine in which the manipulation is done manually.
What Muscles are toned during cycling?
Most people assume riding a bike as merely rotating the peddles to create movement. Basically, that is true, but there are other all sorts of forces in plays. Did you know the muscles that you use when cycling not include the leg muscles but also the upper body muscles? The following is the list of muscle that is used while cycling:
- Quadriceps muscles (your front of thighs)
- Gluteus Maximus (your buttocks)
- Hamstrings (rear of thigh)
- Calf muscles
- Dorsi-flexors of the foot
- Hip flexors
All these muscles work together in a series of contractions to cause the forward movement of the bike by pedaling.
The Muscles on the Upper Body
Treatment that a Chiropractor offer and how Cyclists Benefit
Chiropractic care makes sure:
Your back is re-aligned well
Joints are put in their proper positions
Muscles are relaxed
Accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles due to fatigue is removed through induction of manual blood circulation techniques
The flexibility of your muscles is improved and maintained.
Heal injuries faster
Give you advice on body movement when you are cycling.