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In HD Videos, Mobility, Reference

November 17, 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 at CrossFit South Bay.

In this segment, Starrett addresses how to express midline stabilization in gymnastics movements like the push-up, because the push-up is a movement often associated with shoulder pain.

“This is basic positioning,” he says.

Starrett has a group of athletes practice push-up… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Mobility, Reference

November 10, 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 at CrossFit South Bay.

In Part 5, Starrett addresses lower back pain. First, he looks for a stabilization plan with an organized set-up. He assesses midline stabilization through drills on the floor and discusses how to correct overextension faults.

He also addresses head-position faults and demonstrates how… Continue Reading

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

November 01, 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 4, Starrett shares his athlete checklist.

“When I look at athletes … this is how I diagnose their movement inefficiency and how I can break down any movement, any sport, any position, anything right away,” he says.

First, he looks for best fit set-up, and if that can’t be achieved, he… Continue Reading

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The Glute-Ham Developer

By Josh Everett

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“Why do we use this if the best way to train your core and develop midline stabilization is through the nine foundational movements and other functional movements such as Olympic lifts? Then why this machine?” Josh Everett asks at a Level 1 Seminar. In this video, he answers why and how we train using the glute-ham developer (GHD).

Everett says some of the reasons we use the GHD include creating kinesthetic awareness and body control and introducing… Continue Reading

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

October 23, 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 3, Starrett shares positioning strategy. An organized set-up for good start position leads to a good finish position, and you don’t have to focus on what happens in between, he says.

“Once you’ve lost position or surrendered that position of dominance or that… Continue Reading

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

October 13, 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 2, Starrett provides the four ways he diagnoses dysfunction. The first is “pathological” and needs medical intervention. The second is “catastrophic injury.” Luckily, only 1 percent of his patients come in with that level of dysfunction.

The next categories make up the majority of his cases. The third category is… Continue Reading

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In Basics, HD Videos, Medical/Injuries, Reference

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… Continue Reading

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Getting Inverted

By Jeff Tucker and Dusty Hyland

In Coaching, Gymnastics/Tumbling, Reference

September 30, 2011

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Jeff Tucker and Dusty Hyland look at the finer points of turning your world upside down.

The handstand can be one of the most undervalued movements within the CrossFit community or where sport is concerned. Nevertheless, its application and regular performance for skill sets can be applied to better movement within any field of sport where athleticism is involved.

To the novice or within our community, the handstand is sometimes seen merely as… Continue Reading

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