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Scapjacked Elf Giveaway
Scapjacked Elf Giveaway

The Scapjacked Elf wants to deck out your gym with 12 FREE Crossover Symmetry Facility Stations!!!

Anyone who uses the coupon code: ELF20 at checkout will receive 20% off any package (best deal of the year). In addition to the 20% discount, you can enter your affiliate or training facility for the chance to win up to 12 Crossover Symmetry Facility Stations.

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438 Rotator Cuff Tests Later: High School Baseball Pitchers Exposed
438 Rotator Cuff Tests Later: High School Baseball Pitchers Exposed

After testing the arm health of 73 elite high school baseball players – what you do this off-season may need to change.

The findings show a common underlying arm issue that leads to increase risk of injury and robs you of velocity.

Here is how to fix it this off-season.

 

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The New Prescription for Arm Care
The New Prescription for Arm Care

The power of arm care is incredibly understated simply because it’s done so poorly. An effective system doesn’t just “loosen up” the arm before games, but rather it should be a daily ritual of repair, development, and maintenance around the entire shoulder complex.

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The Secret Sauce: How Crossover Symmetry Works
The Secret Sauce: How Crossover Symmetry Works

At first glance, the Crossover Symmetry System seems to be a very straightforward program for strengthening weak muscles of the shoulder. The simple theory that a weak shoulder leads to a painful shoulder is easy enough to understand and generally holds some truth…

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Finally…A Simple Solution for Swimmer’s Shoulder!
Finally…A Simple Solution for Swimmer’s Shoulder!

Daily 5-minute training program proven to end shoulder pain in athletes — The perfect solution for Swimmer’s Shoulder….

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The Gold Standard for Shoulder Health… Goes Platinum
The Gold Standard for Shoulder Health… Goes Platinum

The Crossover Symmetry System has set the bar for maximizing shoulder health and performance. CrossFit athletes and coaches at all levels have expressed the incredible difference Crossover Symmetry has made in their overhead strength gains and in alleviating nagging shoulder issues….

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Crossover Symmetry & Volt Athletics announce partnership
Crossover Symmetry & Volt Athletics announce partnership

By Crossover Symmetry

Crossover Symmetry and Volt Athletics have announced a partnership to provide athletes and teams around the world with their complementary sport performance training systems…

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3 Ways to increase velocity
3 Ways to increase velocity

By Crossover Symmetry

There are many factors that contribute to increasing throwing velocity. Below are three reasons why Crossover Symmetry will increasing throwing velocity:

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Implement Preventative & Corrective Exercises
Implement Preventative & Corrective Exercises

By Crossover Symmetry

As athletic trainers, we need to take the lead in the implementation of preventative and corrective exercise with our athletes. Too many times, we sit back and pretend that we do not see the problem right in front of our face…

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Shoulder Stability Affects Performance In Multiple Sports
Shoulder Stability Affects Performance In Multiple Sports

By Justin Dudley, PT, DPT, EMT

What do baseball, volleyball, swimming, golf, lacrosse, football, softball, tennis and CrossFit have in common? They all require the arms to generate skilled, coordinated, and powerful directed movements. Each of these sports has very specific skill requirements that take years of repetition, training and coaching to master…

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The Correct Way to Mobilize Your Thoracic Spine<br/>with a Foam Roller
The Correct Way to Mobilize Your Thoracic Spine
with a Foam Roller

The main objective of foam rolling is to relax the spine over the roller so we get some mobility in the vertebral joints of the thoracic spine.

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Examining Shoulder Injuries in CrossFit?
Examining Shoulder Injuries in CrossFit?

There is no doubt that strong and healthy shoulders are absolutely essential for a CrossFit athlete, and I am sure that no one would be surprised to hear that over half of the injuries that occur in CrossFit are shoulder related….

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Counter Dead Arm
Counter Dead Arm

By Duggan Moran, Crossover Symmetry President & Founder

The baseball season is in full swing and many players are facing the frustrating characteristics of “Dead Arm.” A month ago you were throwing in the mid-to high 80’s and now you are struggling to touch 80mph. “What happened? What is wrong with my arm?”

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Strengthening The Scapular Muscles: A Vital Pitching Component
Strengthening The Scapular Muscles: A Vital Pitching Component

The emphasis given to strengthening the scapular muscles in throwing athletes is under-valued and immensely under-addressed. These scapular stabilizing muscles control the position and movement of the scapula which are vital to arm health and performance.

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Shoulder Stability Affects Performance In Multiple Sports
Shoulder Stability Affects Performance In Multiple Sports

By Justin Dudley, PT, DPT, EMT

What do baseball, volleyball, swimming, golf, lacrosse, football, softball, tennis and CrossFit have in common? They all require the arms to generate skilled, coordinated, and powerful directed movements. Each of these sports has very specific skill requirements that take years of repetition, training and coaching to master…

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Build Your Brakes to Increase Velocity
Build Your Brakes to Increase Velocity

By Duggan Moran, Crossover Symmetry President & Founder

It is not too late to build your arm strength for the upcoming season, but the clock is ticking. When we refer to arm strength, most people think we are referring to your ability to accelerate a baseball, however this is not the most critical component of arm strength. The decelerating muscles of your arm, the brakes for your arm, need to be the primary focus for all ball players.

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Using The Right Cords “Resistance Matters”
Using The Right Cords “Resistance Matters”

To get the most out of the Crossover Symmetry system, it is imperative that individuals use the “right” resistance cords and do the exercises in the order that we have prescribed…

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Shoulder Activation: The Most Essential Phase of Arm Care
Shoulder Activation: The Most Essential Phase of Arm Care

By Justin Dudley, PT, DPT, EMT

Crossover Symmetry’s Activation is the first and most important of the four Crossover Symmetry’s Arm Care Phases, (Activation, Recovery, Plyometric and Iron Scap). It is critical to build the right balance when it comes to scapular (shoulder blade) foundation muscles, rotator cuff control (four shoulder muscles) and transfer of energy from the legs, core and shoulder to the arm…

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First Hand Experience with Crossover Symmetry
First Hand Experience with Crossover Symmetry

By Justin Dudley, DPT – Owner of Cascade Physical Therapy

This includes not only providing a complete evaluation of the injury and surrounding areas, but also looking for deficiencies and weaknesses that could have factored in to the injury taking place.

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Scapjacked
Scapjacked

By Justin Dudley, PT, DPT, EMT

The demands of the muscles groups required to accomplish the High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) sport need to be complemented with shoulder rebalancing strengthening exercises. The typical H.I.I.T athlete has overdeveloped upper trapezius…

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Tennis Serve Train Posterior Shoulder Fast Twitch
Tennis Serve Train Posterior Shoulder Fast Twitch

By Jim Moran, PT

Why do many athletes focus on strengthening fast twitch muscle fibers in their legs by performing plyometrics and explosive lower body exercises, but when it comes to the upper extremities they target the slow twitch muscle fibers with the exercises they are doing? Why aren’t athletes training their arms to be explosive weapons just as sprinters are training their legs?

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Shoulder Stability Affects Performance In Multiple Sports
Shoulder Stability Affects Performance In Multiple Sports

By Justin Dudley, PT, DPT, EMT

What do baseball, volleyball, swimming, golf, lacrosse, football, softball, tennis and CrossFit have in common? They all require the arms to generate skilled, coordinated, and powerful directed movements. Each of these sports has very specific skill requirements that take years of repetition, training and coaching to master…

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Scapula Dysfunction: The Root Cause of Shoulder Pain
Scapula Dysfunction: The Root Cause of Shoulder Pain

It is common to hear coaches, athletes, therapists and trainers use the tag line: “scapula strengthening”. What does this really mean and why is it important? In order to understand the importance of scapula function, we need to quickly review the basic anatomy of the scapula and its relation to the shoulder complex.

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Employ A More Proactive Approach To Arm Care
Employ A More Proactive Approach To Arm Care

What are you doing to keep your arm healthy and performing at an optimum level? Are you using a rotator cuff and scapular strengthening system designed for throwing athletes?

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Fix Your Posture
Fix Your Posture

By Jim Moran, PT

Why is posture important to a healthy, athletic shoulder and how does this relate to athletes and performance? Let’s look at the anatomy and mechanics of the human body to answer these questions…

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