What do baseball, volleyball, swimming, golf, lacrosse, football, softball, tennis and CrossFit have in common? They all require the arms to generate skilled, coordinated, and powerful directed movements. Each of these sports has very specific skill requirements that take years of repetition, training and coaching to master…
The main objective of foam rolling is to relax the spine over the roller so we get some mobility in the vertebral joints of the thoracic spine.
There is no doubt that strong and healthy shoulders are absolutely essential for a CrossFit athlete, and I am sure that no one would be surprised to hear that over half of the injuries that occur in CrossFit are shoulder related….
The emphasis given to strengthening the scapular muscles in throwing athletes is under-valued and immensely under-addressed. These scapular stabilizing muscles control the position and movement of the scapula which are vital to arm health and performance.
It is not too late to build your arm strength for the upcoming season, but the clock is ticking. When we refer to arm strength, most people think we are referring to your ability to accelerate a baseball, however this is not the most critical component of arm strength. The decelerating muscles of your arm, the brakes for your arm, need to be the primary focus for all ball players.
Crossover Symmetry’s Activation is the first and most important of the four Crossover Symmetry’s Arm Care Phases, (Activation, Recovery, Plyometric and Iron Scap). It is critical to build the right balance when it comes to scapular (shoulder blade) foundation muscles, rotator cuff control (four shoulder muscles) and transfer of energy from the legs, core and shoulder to the arm…