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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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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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My issues have been both joint- 'tennis' elbow, and muscle- calf sprain, mostly. Both of these issues were due to my
lack of technical expertise and I realized that I needed more foundational 'stuff' to feel more confident in what I'm doing and to avoid injury as much as humanly possible.
This book is worth a 'monkey made of gold' (rick scruggs). It is above and beyond typical how-to manuals, in that it has the phenomenal expertise and 'splainin' style of Dr. Starrett, tailored to what I am doing now, and what we all do all of the time- illustrated in pictures and written in such an easygoing language.
Timeless and a real bargain, considering the expertise contained in its pages.
Bravo, Dr Starrett- you, your wife and everyone involved in creating this book have my eternal gratitude.
I was skeptical of so many 5 star reviews. Feel free to check out my other reviews and know that I do not give out 5 stars lightly. But this book is worth every penny. And more.
Anyone who values their training should have a copy.
However, a few weeks ago I tweaked something at work. To the point that I couldn't lift my left leg for three days. I could only take forward steps with my right leg and any effort to move the left leg about was met with excruciating pain in my hip. Finally went to the doctor and she suspected it was actually my spine. This allowed me to at least focus on reducing inflammation and improving mobility in the right area and the function of my leg/hip came back. However, I could tell I was walking right on the edge of being debilitated again. I had to be very cautious bending over, sitting down, standing up... stretching the area was extremely difficult but seemed to help for a day or two. But something was still not right.
This weekend it occured to me that there might be something to help my situation in Supple Leopard. I flipped to the section focused on the lower back and found the "pelvis reset" ... Tweaked your back? Experiencing hip pain?... Do this and your pelvis with "clunk" back into place. Well, I skeptically performed the mobility exercises which said to continue until I heard the "clunk". Lets just say I was shocked with these subtle movements resulted in the "clunk" reset of my left hip. I feel an ease there that has been absent for the last few months. I'm so conditioned now to carefully bending over that I am delighted to feel... NOTHING when I do now. Just a fluid, functioning hip.
Amazing. And I learned my lesson. I moved on to a release for that annoying kink in my upper back, some psoas work. Good grief, I am actually feeling great enough that I could start some more strenuous exercises now.