CrossFit Total, Part 2 of 3
Crossover Symmetry at Roots
My shoulders have always been a thorn in my side…or my overhead position. As a former college swimmer and current lover of my computer time, my shoulders fell into a miserable state. They were always tweaky, felt tight, and my overhead movements including the jerk and handstand push-ups were weak. I used bands, balls, and foam rollers hoping it would fix my problems. It helped, but it wasn’t enough.
Then, a few months ago I was given a Crossover Symmetry set-up by the guys in Aurora (thank you!) and two months later I am stunned. My nagging shoulders are no more. I completed the largest set of strict handstand push-ups in a row just last week (16) and I am able to get into a better overhead position in my split jerk. Yup, I’m a convert.
So what is this magic device? Crossover Symmetry is a rotator cuff and scapular strengthening system designed to improve and maintain shoulder health. In short, it’s a badass set-up that will help you address those nagging shoulder twinges and pains that surface as a result of training or hours of computer work.
If you look at the picture above, you’ll notice the placard on the wall. The placard has four different shoulder routines, each equipped with a series of pictures to walk you through the program.
One of the coolest parts is it takes 5-8 minutes to complete! Not a bad investment of time to get your shoulders working properly and injury proof!
Beginning next Tuesday, we’ll take a few minutes out of each group class to walk you through how to use Crossover Symmetry before or after class.
In the meantime, feel free to check it out at the power rack. We’ll have the booklet out by the bench this week as well.
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