I’m sure you all have seen these new elastic band contraptions attached to the rig at the gym. Through word of mouth, many of you have learned what they are and how to use them. However, for those of you who have not been introduced to the Crossover Symmetry system, I thought I would provide you with a brief overview.
In one sentence, straight from the company’s website, Crossover Symmetry is described as “a medically designed rotator cuff and scapular strengthening system engineered to enhance shoulder health and performance”. The founders of the company have discovered many activities we all partake in are not great for our shoulder health (e.g. sitting at a desk for hours a day, swimming, wallballs, thrusters, muscle-ups, etc.). So, instead of discontinuing the activities we either love or must do, they created a system to strengthen and improve shoulder health/overhead performance.
The Crossover Symmetry H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training) System utilizes 4 basic protocols to improve shoulder health and performance. The 4 protocols are as follows: Activation Phase, Recovery Phase, Plyometric Phase, and the Iron Scap. If you would like to learn more about each protocol, please click on the following link.
I have been using the Crossover Symmetry Recovery protocol consistently for a couple of weeks now and have experienced some really great results. We use our shoulders a lot in CrossFit, so this system is a fantastic tool to keep them happy, or even correct and heal some overhead issues.
Before you start using Crossover Symmetry, please review the link above, or at the very least consult with one of the coaches to ensure you are using the program properly. There are 2 systems attached to the rig at the gym, so grab a buddy and start working on improving and maintaining your shoulder health!
Crossover Symmetry. http://crossoversymmetry.com/