Keeping My Back Strong to Keep Working Until Retirement

I switched from a job reaching up over my head all day running cables to one that has me bent over or reaching down into service tunnels to feed cable. I remember when I first started the overhead job how my arms and back hurt. Now my back hurt down low for the first time. I went back to my favorite Redding chiropractor to see what was going on. All those years of working with my arms over my head have really built up the muscles in my upper back, but my lower back was getting a little weak. I was working those muscles and also putting pressure on the nerves due to my new working positions.

A few adjustments and following an exercise regimen that the doctor gave me really took care of the pain. Then I started to have some upper back pain. (more…)

Went Up to the Mountains This Weekend

Of course we figured that the snow was probably going to be gone soon, but we did our homework and found out that there was plenty in some places. So about half a dozen of us rented a cabin up near the ski resort and we packed up our stuff and went skiing. Of course we drank a little and that may have contributed to the wipe out that I had. In fact I had to go see a Beverly Hills chiropractor when we got back, because my lower back really got pretty stiff the next morning. It was not any fun for me, but I am mostly going to blame the sun. There was a lot of snow on the slopes, but it had been really sunny that day and then it got colder as we went back on the slopes to ski one last time before we packed up to go back to Los Angeles. (more…)

How You Get to Play Sports at a Pro Level

If you want to play any sport at a professional level, you need to make training for it the primary focus in your life when it comes to the part of your life dedicated to a job or career. I hear so many kids say how they want to be a pro hockey, basketball, football or baseball player, but they only play the sport casually. To get to the level of playing to be able to earn millions of dollars per year takes incredible mental and physical abilities. You should find the best strength and conditioning coach now to help you excel at your game of choice playing at a level above your peers.

You do not want to be playing a game of catching up as you move through the levels of play. Maybe you made up your mind about playing a sport professionally when you played in Little League. Maybe it was not until senior year in high school. It does not matter when the idea hits you, but you need to take action when it does. Tiger Woods is now a professional golfing legend, and he got started young being coached by his dad. It was not by accident that he got to be as good as he is. (more…)