Mobility and recovery expert Kelly Starrett has a lot of unique ways to improve a client’s range of motion and flexibility without traditional static stretching. By using some basic principles of physical therapy coupled with around-the-house objects, Starrett takes a few athletes at CrossFit Santa Cruz through a series of two-minute drills aimed at improving their performance.
Continuing with the shoulder mobilization from Part 1, Starrett now works through the sticking points in the back where the scapula meets the ribcage. By mobilizing this portion of the body, athletes will be able to better control overhead loads through improved flexibility. The students are back on the lacrosse balls as they look for a two-minute fix for a common shoulder issue.
Additional reading: Part 2—Tuning the CrossFit Athlete by Daniel Christie, published Jan. 28, 2010.