Dr. Kelley Starrett does not look like your average doctor. He’s a doctor of physical therapy and he teaches CrossFit instructors as well as military and top athletes. This is the guy by whom you wish your physical therapist had been trained. He’s got three amazing books out. You only need to know about one or two of them. Here’s some scoop.
Becoming a Supple Leopard, 2nd Edition.
I’m studying this book and already I want to buy my own copy! It’s an instruction and reference manual with tons of photos and detailed explanation on how to create a neurologically sound and strong core strength. You can begin to do this without even adding an exercise routine. The first and #1 step is becoming conscious of working certain muscles while standing and just going about your day.
Make sure you get the 2nd edition from 2015. it is written more for laypersons. 2015 addresses issues of novice, resolve pain, prevent injury. 2013 version was for athletes and coaches.
His website with 500 free videos is mobilityWOD.com. Or go to www.youtube.com/user/sanfranciscocrossfit
Up next: his book Deskbound, for those people who sit all day.
As I wrote this, I stood at my standing desk with one foot on a kettlebell (in lieu of a short stool, and the other leg braced in neutral position. This in itself is a workout. I’m doing these posture corrections all day long and getting strong!
Heart-butt, you will be mine.