The most recent edition of the ESPN magazine had an article on Stephen Curry. Many would argue that he is the best shooter in NBA history. While that may or may not be the case, the article actually focused on how his lucrative career might not have ever happened. You see, his ankles were creating a serious problem with his ability to play ball. They were getting injured quite frequently and in ways that weren’t considered common. Despite a surgery prior to his NBA career, the ongoing issues continued to persist, that is until a new Personal Trainer entered the picture with the Golden State Warriors. His philosophy was built around the concept of strength training. If Stephen Curry was able to strengthen his core, specifically his hips, could the stress on his ankles be offset? The short answer, yes.
Fast forward to today and one may not even realize what Stephen Curry went through to get where he is now. The hours of strength training has allowed him to continue playing the sport he loves. By investing in his most treasured asset, his own body, he has been able to nearly eliminate the ankle problems he suffered from before. The game changer was the benefits of strengthening his body.
The reality is that sometimes surgery is not the solution. The human body, if given the opportunity, can elevate its performance to compensate for any weakness with strength training, or rehabilitation. You still owe it to yourself to live as fully as possible. Working with a plan to strengthen key areas of your body that are causing problems is what we do at Damron Chiropractic & Wellness. You needn’t wait until you think you might need surgery either to improve your situation. Strength training should be your first resort, not your last.
You may not be Stephen Curry, but you can benefit from strengthening just as he did. It’s never too late to start.