“I’ve got a lot to work on ... .”
That isn’t the type of thing you’d expect to hear from the winner of the 2008 CrossFit Games, but Jason Khalipa is a committed athlete who knows that if he’s going to continue to improve, he’s got to round out his weak spots. In this case, Khalipa is focusing on specific impingements in his hips and looking at how they relate to his squat.
In this installment of Rebuilding Khalipa, Kelly Starrett of San Francisco CrossFit discusses and exhibits proper torque production through the trunk and legs. Compromise the trunk for leg position and torque is affected; reverse the equation and net the same result. Ideally, some mobility work and specific cueing will improve Khalipa’s mechanics—as well as his squat.
Additional video: Hip Prep by Kelly Starrett, published Jan. 9, 2010.