Being an athlete brings along a lot of physical and mental stress. Especially being a bmx freestyle athlete. As a BMX rider, we are conditioned to get up and try again when we fall down. And, we are really good at that despite any pain we’re under.
We’ve also been conditioned to think training wasn’t “cool” or a necessary effort for what we do and that you’re a “jock” if you do train.
Over the years dealing with many injuries as well as life or death health situations, I’ve learned the importance of the mind and body connection as a way to combat injuries and speed the recovery process when injuries do set in, as well prevent disease to some degree.
The biggest two motivations for me were tearing my ACL and being diagnosed with multiple brain tumors over the last 8 years. I still live with 4 tumors in my skull today but I’m healthier and stronger than ever, both on and off my bike.
Not only have I learned to consume health promoting foods, ditch harmful food-like products and toxins that destroy our brains, and get serious about training for my sport and overall health benefits, I’ve learned to utilize treatments like chiropractic work.
When collaborating with any medical or health professional, I first and foremost look at what they represent and if they walk their talk. Dr. Matt (@919spine) is a great example of walking his talk and I’m proud to be one of his athletes. 💪🏽💚✌️