I’ve been a big fan of the Mobility WOD videos and practice many of the drills and movement-prep exercises that K-Starr teaches. Kelly’s new book, (aka The Mobility Bible) which is reminiscent of my thick, heavy text books I lugged between Chem101 and BIO101 during my university days. The book is chock-a-block with almost 400 pages of useful information, self-tests (and re-tests), movement advice and echoes much of what many of the videos have been saying… including many of Kelly’s unique quips, (my fave “don’t make the pain face“), the book brings some fun to what might seem like a boring subject to most.
The Nuts and Bolts of it
Much of the information in Becoming a Supple Leopard is full of useful information: movements, exercises, physical preparedness and so many other essential bits of information which will hopefully continue to “fix” my recurring injuries… or at least just shorten the span of time between one injury to the next.
Here’s a small sampling of my favorite parts of the book (of course, much of this is due to my own personal biases… injuries suck!):
- You are an amazing, adaptable, healing machine
- Braced-neutral sitting position
- Breathing mechanics
- Torque tests
- Movements… (all of them!)
- The Tunnel (identifying the problems)
- Rules for mobility
The bit by bit, nuts and bolts approach to the human system is fantastic and I know that this book (as heavy and thick as it is) will take up a permanent residence in my CrossFit box, night stand and travel bag… time to get “Supple” baby!
Simple. Buy it! Use it! Fix you!
Unlike my textbooks from long ago, this is one book I plan to tote with me everywhere… next time you see me, I will be a “Supple Moose”.