“ESPN the Body Issue”
If you don’t know what the ESPN Body issue is, and you respect professional athletes for their hard work and dedication, I highly recommend you check it out. Every year dating back to 2009, ESPN features athletes (some well-known, and others you maybe haven’t heard of) and spotlights their bodies and how the requirements of their sport or position in that sport have shaped their bodies in to what they are presently.
ESPN has done an awesome job of featuring athletes of all shapes, sizes, colors, genders, and sexual orientations. Without discriminating against a human being of any kind.
In my opinion, it is very cool to see elite level athletes and what their bodies look like without protective equipment (ie shoulder pads), a uniform or any other attire hiding it. I think the best part about this issue is seeing the difference in build and muscle structure between athletes from different sports that can be considered some of the best at what they do. The purpose of this blog post is to look at and dissect the human body and its anatomical make-up as it relates to given sports. I recommend picking up an issue or going to ESPN.com and browsing through the pictures on their site, and follow along with my list.
In the 2019 issue on ESPN.com, this years athletes include:
In previous issues, we’ve seen Men’s and Women’s athletes from the following sports: Tennis, Hockey, Figure Skating, Track & Field, Softball, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, Skiing (freestyle and cross country), Swimming, Motocross, Fencing, Volleyball, Rugby, Wake Boarding, Golf, Surfing, Soccer, Bowling, and Badminton….I’m sure I missed a few.
I will focus on this years issue, because there is just too much to talk about if we go all the way back. Going in order of how the athletes are presented by ESPN, I will talk about each athlete and their bodies. I will discuss anything that makes sense as to their build and body structure as well as anything I find unique. If I know more about a particular sport/position within that sport, I may spend more time there, but I ensure you it is not to show favoritism.
If you read this start to finish, I hope you have enjoyed it. The purpose was for nothing more than to dissect anatomical design of professional athletes that were featured in the ESPN Body issue. Hope you enjoyed. If you have a different opinion than my own, please voice it in the comments.
What does an adjustment look like? Does an adjustment hurt? How long does it take? I'm afraid of my neck being adjusted. Do I have to be cracked? What is the popping sound?
These are all things we hear on a regular basis at Catalyst Chiropractic. I decided to post a video of one of my patients being adjusted. She is an active mom, values chiropractic care, and gets adjusted regularly. I will add, that she also utilizes myofascial release in conjunction with a majority of her her adjustments.
Does an adjustment hurt? - Adjustments DO NOT hurt.
How long does it take? - They can take anywhere from 2 to 7 minutes. We will offer complimentary E-Stim and a heat pack for 10-15 minutes prior to an adjustment.
I'm afraid of my neck being adjusted. - If you are afraid of your neck being adjusted, that's fine...we will not make you have your neck adjusted.
Do I have to be cracked? - No. We can adjust you utilizing an Activator. An Activator is an instrument that helps us to adjust people, children, and infants that either don't want to be "cracked" or shouldn't be "cracked."
What is the popping sound? - The joints of your spine are known as synovial joints. Synovial joints have fluid and gas in them. When we adjust a spinal segment, the quick change in pressure causes the gas to be released from the joint.
I hope this answers some of your questions. If you or someone you know could benefit from chiropractic care, and they've been hesitant to try it...mention us to them and we would love to help them with gentle and effective care.
Crossfit Athlete utilizes #duh-werks...(Cupping, Myofascial Release, Hypervolt and most importantly an ADJUSTMENT!!!)
At Catalyst Chiropractic, we offer several services that compliment traditional chiropractic adjustments. Those services are Cupping therapy, myofascial release and hypervolt therapy.
Cupping Therapy is kind of trendy now, but it’s actually been around for quite some time. The suction in the cups creates a vacuum causing your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. Typically we leave cups on for between 3-5 minutes. The number of cups we use depends on the size of the area affected. Sometimes we will slide the cups across the skin.
Myofascial release is the process of using a stainless steel instrument paired with a lubricant to slide across the skin covering dysfunctional muscles. This technique is designed to break up adhesions (microscopic scar tissue) between painful, problematic muscles and their fascial covering.
Percussive massage aka hypervolt therapy is performed with the Hyperice Hypervolt. Up to 3200 RPMs can be used for warming up pre-workout, or recovery post-workout. It’s safe to say the Hypervolt is easily our clients favorite modality we can provide.