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Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance Hardcover – May 19, 2015
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About the Author
Dr. Kelly Starrett—coach, physiotherapist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Ready to Run—has revolutionized how coaches, athletes, and everyday humans approach performance as it relates to movement, mechanics, and the actualization of human and athletic potential. He and his wife, Juliet Starrett, co-founded San Francisco CrossFit and MobilityWOD.com, where they share their innovative approach to movement, mechanics, and mobility with millions of athletes and coaches around the world. Kelly travels the world teaching his wildly popular Movement & Mobility Course and also works with elite military forces and every branch of the military; athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB; and nationally ranked and world-ranked strength and power athletes. He consults with Olympic teams and universities and is a featured speaker at strength and conditioning and medical conferences nationwide. Kelly believes that all human beings should know how to move and be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves. He lives in northern California with his insanely talented and amazing wife and their two young lionesses, Georgia and Caroline. His chief life goal is to spend more time on the beach with his family.
Glen Cordoza is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a former professional mixed martial artist and Muay Thai boxer. He is one of the most published authors on the topics of MMA, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and fitness with 20 books to his credit.
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I would recommend this book to ANYBODY that has daily aches and pains. The book isn't magic though, you have to be dedicated enough to do the stuff in the book on a consistently regular basis. I try do do at least a 30 minute session nightly. Catching up on my DVR shows is the perfect time to do it. I won't lie and say I do it every single night but I do it at least 6 nights a week
One thing I failed to mention. Besides being a 42 year old powerlifter, I also have had a mild case of thoracic scoliosis(curves to the right) for the past 20 years. I have always just dealt with the pain when it happened to present itself. The thoracic smash and floss with a dual lacrosse ball had me literally on the verge of crying it hurt so much the first two nights but then as time went on it hurt less and less. I have not had any mid back issues in weeks and my bench arch is better and less painful than it has ever been. I make sure to do the thoracic work almost every night. I will be asking my doctor to take a back xray in 6 months or so to compare and see if my condition has improved. I would hate to think that years of off and on pain was caused by tight back muscles pulling my spine to the right but I have a suspicion that might be the case.
Convinced, I purchased the book. It's an eye-opening experience to have a book describe exactly the pain you're having, exactly the position you have that pain in, and what you can do to resolve it while fixing the root cause(s) as well. Then there's the movement and mobility tests where you realize exactly how stiff you're becoming, and the fixes for the problems that would otherwise be rearing their heads down the line. With clear language and illustrative photographs, this gem of a book will show you how to optimize yourself to become pain free and to move unrestricted. The true essence of a supple leopard.
Pros: Solid info on 'smashing', picked up some new stuff.
Cons: Lack of detailed explanations
Errors in simple understandings of human mechanics
Heavily influenced by Crossfit propaganda
Little info on causation
Recommendations: NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Pain-Free Program-Anthony Carey
Advances in Functional Training-Mike Boyle
Most Recent Customer Reviews
That's all it has on the pelvic floor??! Junk. I LOVE Kelly Starrett for the most part but I was absolutely gutted to learn that the book is missing...Read more