Becoming a Supple Leopard

Becoming a Supple Leopard

The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance

By Kelly Starrett; Glen Cordoza

Victory Belt Publishing, Hardcover, 9781936608584, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013

"Join the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free...and become a Supple Leopard."
Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat body stiffness and achy joints, and rehabilitate injuries--all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In "Becoming a Supple Leopard, " Kelly Starrett--founder of ""--shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own human movement, allowing you to live a healthy, happier, more fulfilling life.
Performance is what drives the human animal, but the human animal can be brought to an abrupt halt by dysfunctional movement patterns. Oftentimes, the factors that impede performance are invisible to not only the untrained eye, but also the majority of athletes and coaches. "Becoming a Supple Leopard" makes the invisible visible. In this one of a kind training manual, Starrett maps out a detailed system comprised of more than two hundred techniques and illuminates common movement errors that cause injury and rob you of speed, power, endurance, and strength. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from restrictions, "Becoming a Supple Leopard, " will teach you how to maintain your body and harness your genetic potential.
"Learn How to: "
prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries
overhaul your movement habits
quickly identify, diagnose, and fix inefficient movement patterns
problem solve for pain and dysfunction in austere environments with little equipment
fix poor mechanics that rob power, bleed force, and dump torque
unlock reservoirs of athletic capacity you didn't know you had
identify and fix poor movement patterns in children
reverse the aging process
develop strategies that restore function to your joints and tissues
accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition
create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency
improve your quality of life through regained work capacity
run faster, jump higher, and throw farther.

About the Author
Coach Kelly Starrett received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. He currently runs his own physical therapy practice at San Francisco CrossFit--one of the first 50 CrossFit affiliates--and focuses on performance-based Orthopedic Sports Medicine with an emphasis on returning athletes to elite level sport and performance. His clients see exceptional results from his progressive blend of manual physical therapy and strength training. Since 2009, Kelly has been traveling the country teaching his "Movement, Mobility & Maintenance Course" in an effort to spread his message that good mobility and proper movement are the keys to good performance and that all humans should be able to perform this basic maintenance on themselves.

Kelly's clients have included Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world-class extreme skiers and X-Games medalists, dancers with Smuin, San Francisco, and Sacramento Ballet Companies, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes.

Matt Lindland is a world-renowned mixed martial artist and an owner of Team Quest, one of the most successful fight teams in America.
Glen Cordoza is a professional MMA fighter and co-author of "Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge."
Kal Thompson is an MMA freelance journalist who has written for numerous fight publications, including" Real Fighter Magazine."