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This is not the Crossover Symmetry System, this is a replica, and in my opinion a pretty good one.
The Crossover Symmetry System has been taking the CrossFit world by storm. I've always had problems with any overhead movements and saw this as something that may be helpful and it really has been.
All that being said I do not own the Crossover Symmetry System. If you want the real deal you need to go through them which after my experience with the DIY version I would say it's worth the money. I had the original intention of purchasing it from them, but when I saw the price I decided I'd try and make my own. And if you're like me and like to make your own equipment, this tutorial is definitely for you.
What does the real Crossover Symmetry Program strive to do? Great question!
From my recollection of what I've found online is it strengthens the shoulder girdle, and in particular the scapular muscles. These muscles become elongated overtime from our western lifestyle of slumping forward on our keyboards and staring at our phone screens.
I've found that not only has it strengthened my shoulder girdle, but also allowed my chest and shoulders to "open" up. In turn, this allows for more stable positions when my arms are fully locked out during things like planches, dips, jerks, and snatches.
Total Cost: ~$80
Obviously purchasing the entire system would provide you with a better overview of the system and the program.
The reason it costs so much from them is because the bands are premium and the program and literature cost money to create. The DIY version is great for me, it's still pretty costly but I've greatly enjoyed the strength it's provided.
If you'd like the real deal don't hesitate, I'm sure it's better than the DIY. That being said, this version has worked out greatly for me and I don't see much of a reason to change.
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