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October 03, 2011

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Join Kelly Starrett, owner of San Francisco CrossFit and creator of MobilityWOD, as he teaches coaches and their athletes how to diagnose dysfunction.

In Part 1, Starrett discusses paying attention to detail to create a better CrossFit athlete.

“Intensity is a harsh mistress,” he says.

According to Starrett, on our road to achieve general preparedness through CrossFit, our bodies take a beating. Through a survey of participants at his seminar, he shows how many CrossFitters have experienced problems in their necks, shoulders, backs, hips, knees, ankles and feet.

“CrossFit is turning out to be the most effective way to find flaws and inefficiencies in human movement I’ve ever seen,” he says. “If we’re missing a range, we’re missing a piece. We’re going to find it.”

“We found a programming that’s really found out all the inefficiencies,” Starrett says.

7min 46sec

HD file size: 162 MB
SD wmv file size: 81.8 MB
SD mov file size: 46.4 MB

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Additional reading: Hamstrung by Kelly Starrett, published July 1, 2007.

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23 Comments on “A Language to Diagnose With Kelly Starrett: Part 1”

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Hollis Molloy wrote …

Genius!

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As someone who has PT school on the horizon, anything K-Starr is great.

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It's excellent to see also the marvellous progress of Master Kelly to communicate to others...Bravo I'm fan and I'll continue to take care about all this marvellous Machine and Community! Thank's a lot

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I recently attended a Mobility cert w/Kelly and I was overwhelmed with helpful information. I try to watch every yideo he puts on his site and could watch this stuff for hours. Keep it coming.

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replied to comment from Mike Herrin

I meant to type video and not yideo.

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Zach Even - Esh wrote …

K Star is the MASTER and yes, his course is UN-freakin-REAL!

If I had more space in my gym we'd host!!!

When I don't listen to K Star I am NOT performing anywhere near what I truly can be

The people he has influenced and educated is awe-inspiring, we need MORE K Star!

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Kelly Starrett is THE most awesome Coach in CrossFit!

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It's true! After taking the Mobility Cert, everything changed. This cert is a must for all box owners/coaches. I was also overwhelmed with all the great info. It did take some time to understand the methods and training techniques from the mobility cert. It starts to make more and more sense after you apply it and practice it.

Hey Kelly, right after the Mobility Cert, I asked you when the level 2 Mobility cert was coming. You answered, "It's in the works." Either the Mobility Cert should be two days long or their needs to be a Level 2. It's that important!

Thanks K-Starr!

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Awesome. Just need to extend the video by another two-three hours.

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It's true! After taking the Mobility Cert, everything changed. This cert is a must for all box owners/coaches. I was also overwhelmed with all the great info. It did take some time to understand the methods and training techniques from the mobility cert. It starts to make more and more sense after you apply it and practice it.

Hey Kelly, right after the Mobility Cert, I asked you when the level 2 Mobility cert was coming. You answered, "It's in the works." Either the Mobility Cert should be two days long or their needs to be a Level 2. It's that important!

Thanks K-Starr!

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I work as a movement retrainer, conditioning coach and soft tissue therapist. I use movements like the lunge and squat to diagnose imbalances and tensions. These primal movements are second to none - they are the basic components of everyday, dynamic movement.

Good article - heres to more detail and literature in this direction.

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Love these videos. Much more of this please!!

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awe! The video ended right when all the good info started coming!

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KSTAR=GOD SEND! THX YOU SIR FOR ALL YOU DO to HELP People on this Earth!

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Dane Thomas wrote …

Kelly, you are the PT that I wanted to become when I graduated in 1989. I'm attending Jami's mobility cert here in Sweden later this month but I'll be home in NorCal in April and plan to schedule some time with you guys then. Say hello to Boz for me.

A tip to all video crews - if the content is worth posting in HD it is probably worth using a tripod. Just sayin'...

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Kelly is amazing. I am a MOB WOD fiend, and I use a lot of the MOB WOD assignments for my track and field program, thanks Kelly! My athletes think I am a genius because of all the information you share with us fellow crossfitters everyday.

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The great one speaks! Silence everyone! Haha, I can't get enough of him. His cert should be a requirement for all coaches!

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As I sit here patiently nursing a bulging disc, I can say the words of Kelly Starlett are comforting. I love that he states that the reason we get these injuries is because we are willing to push ourselves enough to expose them. I know through careful healing I will now avoid a possible injury later down the road. Thanks for the perspective.

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They should clone him and sell him at walmart. Genius! love that guy!

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Love this. Love these videos. Thanks Kelly!

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Anyone have the citation or authors for the article referenced regarding functional movement screen predicting injury??

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replied to comment from kyle newcomb

A good start is Gray Cook who helped write Functional Movement Systems.
http://www.functionalmovement.com/articles/research

Phil Plisky has some good stuff regarding the Y-balance test.
http://www.move2perform.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22&Itemid=55 (WFS)

I am not sure if these are specifically what Kelly is talking about, but they have research linking movement screen performance and sports related injury.

Cook's FMS should be a must read for trainers/coaches. He has some great ideas about training the body and getting yourself organized priort to training or after an injury.

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What's that song playing at the start of this vid?

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