Testimonial: Ryan Bailey
"I had significant, chronic mobility issues when starting the GB system that I can share (Still do) . I'm also 38 with chronic lat and overhead reaching issues from competitive racing with various ocean paddle sports.
I remember just less than 1 year ago, I sat there testing out one of the first, overhead mobility exercises.
Struggling to hold an upright sitting position with a flexed spine, I tried to elevate my arms. Disappointingly, I could only lift up to 130 degrees of shoulder flexion; with straight arms, my hands could only lift half way between eye level, and overhead! I was upset, and also asked the question can chronic flexibility issues be overcome? Worse off, I was questioning if I should continue with the GB system because I conceptualized how long things might take. I chose to plug away at it... picking the GB system as my personal physical therapy rehab of choice for an experiment.
I also remembered what the poet Wendell Berry said, something like, "... we do not have the right to ask the question WILL it work in the end... the only question we can ask is WHAT is the right thing to do at this moment".
Thought I'd share a recent picture, retesting that same position that seriously challenged my outlook nearly one year ago.
I do not know where the end game will be... but I enjoy this road I have been on over the last year very much."