This should go without saying. But, unfortunately, there is a pervasive belief that any one single person's testimonial must be THE WAY for all people for all time.
Many glaring examples of this exist within the exercise science world. One of them is an understanding of hip, knee, and ankle alignment which has quite a bit of nuance. Within correcting people’s imbalances, there is this technique of prying the knees apart. It makes sense some of the time for some people. The reasons for this have to do with the way the tibia and fibula move, joint spaces, ankle dynamics, medial glute activation, and so much more. Prying is A part of understanding this. One technique. Which works really well for a lot of people. But not ALL people. There is also the natural opposite and consequents.
Crossfit Mobility Expert, Kelly Starret, is under scrutiny for missing the many other pieces to this puzzle; and it turns out he doesn't come out clean.
I've actually begun to wonder if the excessive knee-pry is also causing pelvic instability among adherents. As you can plainly see in the photos of Starrett versus actual expert technicians, he cannot achieve as smooth or great of depth as they.
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