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Aaron Moburg-Jones 03-03-2008 09:26 AM

The Holy Grail of Shoulder Flexibility?
 
Read this on Rip's board:

"If conventional stretching hasn't helped, there are talented PTs that know how to release the joint capsule with a stretch they can apply to your shoulder. You just have to find one that knows how ...

Best I can tell, the single session stretched out my capsular ligament to the point that I can now carry overhead in good lockout on the side I had done, while the un-worked-on side is still short of lockout. I have to assume that the change is in the ligament itself. Don't know how, but the genius behind this is Dr. Kelly Starrett, my buddy at San Francisco CrossFit."

I have constant problems with this. I can do light OHS (65lbs for reps is about it) and I only get into the OHS position by really wrenching my arms back. Absent weight and a bar to pull against, I cannot get my arms verticle without a very significant arch in my back that compromises my overhead stability. It also ruins my handstand form so I'm not "stacked up" as read Stephen describe it once. I stretch a lot, which is the only reason I have progressed this far (been doing CF for years). Does anyone know about K Starr's RX that Rip mentioned?

Alex Europa 03-04-2008 06:57 PM

Re: The Holy Grail of Shoulder Flexibility?
 
You could probably email him and get an answer from the horse's mouth.

http://www.sanfranciscocrossfit.com/

- Alex

Zachary Cohn 03-06-2008 10:25 PM

Re: The Holy Grail of Shoulder Flexibility?
 
When/If you get a reply, post it up here... I'm interested in how this turns out.

Jason Karr 03-07-2008 06:10 PM

Re: The Holy Grail of Shoulder Flexibility?
 
Me to because my shoulders definitely give me problems. Any exercises you do please let me know. I almost feel like mine are pulling out of socket at times which is why I think I have had a problem playing volleyball the last two years. It also may be a strength issue but it just became a problem two years ago and I have been playing vball for 6 years.

Jason Borzych 03-07-2008 10:46 PM

Re: The Holy Grail of Shoulder Flexibility?
 
If you guys haven't checked it out this is a great video on overhead strength put on by the guys over at SFCF, this is what shoulder flexibility can do for you(And raw strength). WFS

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...OHStrength.wmv

Jeremy Stecker 03-07-2008 11:25 PM

Re: The Holy Grail of Shoulder Flexibility?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Borzych (Post 270123)
If you guys haven't checked it out this is a great video on overhead strength put on by the guys over at SFCF, this is what shoulder flexibility can do for you(And raw strength). WFS

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...OHStrength.wmv

That videos amazing. Putting that bad boy in my favorites.

Nick Hanson 03-08-2008 08:16 AM

Re: The Holy Grail of Shoulder Flexibility?
 
Yeah, the guys from that Video (kelly and Adrian) are my coaches. I am pretty lucky and so are the rest of us that workout at SFCF

Gregory L. Johnson 03-08-2008 12:59 PM

Re: The Holy Grail of Shoulder Flexibility?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick Hanson (Post 270206)
Yeah, the guys from that Video (kelly and Adrian) are my coaches. I am pretty lucky and so are the rest of us that workout at SFCF

Almost makes me wish I still lived in San Francisco.


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