Our goal is to push your physical capacity through challenging metcons and strength training, while progressively correcting shoulder mechanics to help you move better.
Does the kipping pull-up add enough benefit to outweigh the increased injury risk?
For the person with zero interest in pushing that level of intensity, no, it’s simply not worth it….
But if an athlete at any level is feeling the kipping mojo, it’s a really great movement to develop athleticism and coordination, overall strength, and most importantly an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
But should every noob be allowed to swing like a banshee? Definitely not! Neither should the Games hopeful without exhibiting the following prerequisites (none of which are the commonly cited prerequisite of a certain number of strict pull-ups.)
At first glance, the Crossover Symmetry System seems to be a very straightforward program for strengthening weak muscles of the shoulder. The simple theory that a weak shoulder leads to a painful shoulder is easy enough to understand and generally holds some truth…
The Crossover Symmetry System has set the bar for maximizing shoulder health and performance. Competitive Fitness athletes and coaches at all levels have expressed the incredible difference Crossover Symmetry has made in their overhead strength gains and in alleviating nagging shoulder issues….
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…
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….