We’re back with Kelly Starrett at FilFest 2010 as he continues a discussion about how problems in flexibility and mobility affect even the best athlete. This time around, the doctor of physical therapy from San Francisco CrossFit has his eye on combat expert Tony Blauer and his tight hamstrings.
To illustrate his point, Starrett has Blauer go one-on-one in a “lumbar-curve contest” with CrossFit Games champ Tanya Wagner. Wagner wins, which gives rise to an interesting question: would Blauer be even better at kicking ass if he didn't have to waste so much energy fighting tight muscles?
Additional reading: Part 1—Tuning the CrossFit Athlete by Daniel Christie, published Jan. 16, 2010.