Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally (Paperback)

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Push the reset button to unleash your body’s power and endurance for running naturally.

If you’re like 80 percent of runners, an injury is going to force you to stop your running routine at some point this year, and the demands of daily life only add to the wear and tear on your body. Life in the modern world has trashed and undercut dedicated runners’ ability 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.

What if you refocus the energy you put into maintaining your current running regimen on forming new habits that can improve your performance and reduce your risk of injury? With Ready to Run, you can take responsibility for what’s going on in your body, take care of business, and harvest any performance that’s hiding in the shadows.

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. In this book, Starrett shares twelve performance standards that will prepare your body for a lifetime of top-performance running. You will learn

• 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

• What mobility exercises to use 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, 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781628600094
ISBN-10: 1628600098
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Publication Date: October 21st, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English