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    hey guys,

    so i am really happy with everything that living a primal life is providing me but one aspect that i need to sort out is my flexibility.

    i have always been very inflexible, and for since i was about 15 (im now 25) i have started to develop rounded shoulders. i have done a lot of research and i fully understand the need to stretch pretty much my whole body including hamstrings, chest area, and shoulders (along with everything else)

    does anybody know any good websites or video series or resources for how to improve flexibility and especially for rounded shoulders?

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    MobilityWOD
    Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
    Sandbag Training Guide on Kindle
    The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training
    Brute Force Sandbags
    www.facebook.com/sandbagfitness
    http://fitedia.com/ - Health and Fitness eBooks, video, audio and workshops

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    • #3
      And rounded shoulders (and various other 'postural' issues) are often not a direct result of flexibility. What is your training like?
      Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
      Sandbag Training Guide on Kindle
      The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training
      Brute Force Sandbags
      www.facebook.com/sandbagfitness
      http://fitedia.com/ - Health and Fitness eBooks, video, audio and workshops

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      • #4
        current weekly exercise consists of 2-3 sessions of gentle cardio (walking etc), one sprint, one game of soccer, then in the gym 3 days a week lifting weights. in the gym i feel like a do a good split of compound exercises dealing with the whole body. and then certain isolation exercises, again not concentrating on one area more than the other. but i am not sure if this is all relevant as my problems started at a young age, before doing any training.

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        • #5
          coach - is this an area that you have any expertise in? if so then maybe i could post a photo and you can give an opinion?

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          • #6
            sorry, i should mention that i am currently living in korea and so going to see a specialist is kind of out of the question due to language barriers!

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            • #7
              I'll second Kelly Starett's MobilityWOD.com... he's amazing. I use his stuff every day and I am seeing improvements in hip and shoulder mobility/flexibility.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tommyho1 View Post
                coach - is this an area that you have any expertise in? if so then maybe i could post a photo and you can give an opinion?
                I work in biomechanical correction predominantly so I'be more than happy to take a look - PM me if you like.

                With regards to your exercise schedule - let me know exactly what you do. Some minor corrections in loading and splits between push and pull can have great benefits if done correctly. I can appreciate that the problem is not a cause of the training but we can use training as a corrective tool.
                Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
                Sandbag Training Guide on Kindle
                The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training
                Brute Force Sandbags
                www.facebook.com/sandbagfitness
                http://fitedia.com/ - Health and Fitness eBooks, video, audio and workshops

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
                  Is there any recommendation on how to get oriented around this site - 200+ videos is a bit intimidating to just dive into. Is there an approach other than 'start from the beginning'?

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                  • #10
                    I would start at video 1 and work through it, in order for 2-3 weeks. Then You'll have a good idea of where your flexibility issues lie. If you already know - just pick and choose the relevant video.

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                    Sandbag Training For MMA & Combat Sports
                    Sandbag Training Guide on Kindle
                    The Complete Guide To Sandbag Training
                    Brute Force Sandbags
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                    http://fitedia.com/ - Health and Fitness eBooks, video, audio and workshops

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                    • #11
                      It seems that rounded shoulders can often be caused by an overdeveloped chest, or an underdeveloped back. I had both, to a minor degree, from years of pushups in the Army with little or no pulling exercises. Since starting to work with a suspension trainer/rings and focusing on rowing motions, my shoulders have straightened out a bit. Still working on it, though.

                      Basic posture when you sit and stand can make a big difference as well.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dwkdnvr View Post
                        Is there any recommendation on how to get oriented around this site - 200+ videos is a bit intimidating to just dive into. Is there an approach other than 'start from the beginning'?
                        Same problem here. Started a catalogue - hope it helps: MobilityWOD – Key Exercises | Thor Falk

                        By the way - if you review some of the mewer videos and note down the timings, if you'd send them to me Ill add them
                        http://thorfalk.wordpress.com

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Thor Falk View Post
                          Same problem here. Started a catalogue - hope it helps: MobilityWOD – Key Exercises | Thor Falk

                          By the way - if you review some of the mewer videos and note down the timings, if you'd send them to me Ill add them
                          Wow - nice job. I'm working through some hip/gluteus medius issues at the moment, so the thorough indexing of the hip stretches is perfect. I'd already seen episode 2, but I'll start looking at the others.

                          thanks!

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