Are You Ready to Run? Is there a bridge from the injury-ridden world of the modern runner to the promised land that barefoot running and Born to Run have led us to believe exists? Can we really live the running life free from injury? Is there an approach designed to unlock all the athletic potential that may be hidden within? Can we run faster, longer, and more efficiently?
In a direct answer to the modern runner’s needs, Dr. Kelly Starrett, author of the bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance, has focused his revolutionary movement and mobility philosophy on the injury-plagued world of running.
Despite the promises of the growing minimalist-shoe industry and a rush of new ideas on how to transform running technique, more than three out of four runners suffer at least one injury per year. Although we may indeed be “Born to Run,” life in the modern world has trashed and undercut dedicated runners wishing to transform their running. The harsh effects of too much sitting and too much time wearing the wrong shoes has left us shackled to lower back problems, chronic knee injuries, and debilitating foot pain.
In this book, you will learn the 12 standards that will prepare your body for a lifetime of top-performance running. You won’t just be prepared to run in a minimalist shoe–you’ll be Ready to Run, period.
In Ready to Run, you will learn:
The 12 performance standards you must work toward and develop on an ongoing basis
How to tap into all of your running potential and access a fountain of youth for lifelong running
How to turn your weaknesses into strengths
How to prevent chronic overuse injuries by building powerful injury-prevention habits into your day
How to prepare your body for the demands of changing your running shoes and running technique
How to treat pain and swelling with cutting-edge modalities and accelerate your recovery
How to equip your home mobility gym
A set of mobility exercises for restoring optimal function and range of motion to your joints and tissues
How to run faster, run farther, and run better
About the Author
Dr. Kelly Starrett, coach and physiotherapist, is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard, which 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 CrossFit 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, Juliet, and their two young lionesses, Georgia and Caroline. His chief life goal is to spend more time on the beach with his family.
T.J. Murphy, over the course of a 20-year career, has established himself as one of the endurance world’s most prolific writers. He has served as editor-in-chief of both Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazines and as editorial director of Competitor magazine. His endurance journalism has appeared in Outside and Runner’s World. In 2012 he gave things a twist when he chronicled his personal odyssey into strength, conditioning, and mobility in the seminal work Inside the Box: How CrossFit® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body.