Tuesday 140805

As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
10 Wall Balls 20#(14#)
20 Alternating dumbbell snatch 40#(25#)
30 Double Unders

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Many of you have seen the trainers and plenty of Verve athletes using the contraption that appears to be scrunchie bands attached to one of the squat cages.  The contraption I’m referring to is Crossover Symmetry and I’m going to give you a quick overview of why we use it and what it’s used for.  Many athletes have asked about how to care for their shoulders and I thought this would be a good time to talk about the Crossover system again.  The video above shows proper scapula engagement but please see a trainer for a full demo of the system.  

I have shoulder issues that stem from many years of playing baseball.  Many times during my career I continued to throw when my arm was basically hanging and needed rest.  This has caused some issues that I’ve dealt with and come up during overhead movements or any general shoulder workouts.  My PT gave me plenty of exercises to do but honestly I would never really stick to the plan.  Enter Crossover Symmetry.  

Crossover Symmetry is a rotator cuff and scapular strengthening system engineered to enhance shoulder health and performance.  I’ve been using it for the past two months and have seen some fantastic improvement in my shoulder strength and flexibility.  

Here’s a few of the benefits to using the system:

  • Activate the essential shoulder foundation muscles prior to activity 
  • Optimize the mechanical position and movement of the shoulder complex 
  • Prevent/Cure mild shoulder impingement through Scap-Cuff Activation 
  • Increase the tensile strength of the rotator cuff tendons
If you have questions about how to use it please ask one of the trainers to take you through how to set it up and use it properly.  We keep all the sets in the purple bins on the shelf near the office.  I’ve tried to incorporate some of the exercises using regular bands during class and will continue to find ways to apply the system to class.  Of course this isn’t a substitute for constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity, but it will provide some additional help if needed.  Get with a trainer for a demo.   


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