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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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    And rounded shoulders (and various other 'postural' issues) are often not a direct result of flexibility. What is your training like?

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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.

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    Quote 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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    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.

    MobilityWOD - Part 51

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