If you pay attention to mobility for peak performance then you’ve probably heard of Kelly Starrett from The Ready State (formerly MobilityWOD). Kelly Starrett is a wealth of knowledge. He has spent over 10,000 hours as a movement and mobility coach for players in the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, Olympic gold medalists, and other world-class athletes. He is also a Doctor of Physical Therapy. His business, The Ready State combines all of his expertise into one place so everyone has access to mobility for athletes.
Kelly Starrett is also the author of several books including the NYT bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance and Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World. He has been on more podcasts than I can count including Tim Ferriss and Joe Rogan, so if this is the first time you’ve heard of Kelly, I encourage you to go deeper! Another fun fact is that he is 2x National Champion in whitewater rafting.
From The Ready State: What is Mobility?
“Mobility has 2 components… does my body have the raw biomechanics to have the ability to achieve the shapes native to human beings? What is a typical ROM? Do I have the skill to express those positions?” Does my brain understand what good shapes and good technique is. And secondarily, can I get into that shape?” The problem with traditional stretching is you pull passively on tissues. What’s wrong with it is the brain is not involved with the process and we are not taking a systems approach- more than one component may be limiting our ability to move. Take a systematic approach to restore our movement mapped with technique.”
– Kelly Starrett DPT
A note from Kelly Starrett, DPT of The Ready State:
Topics Discussed in the Podcast
- defining what actually is an injury and what isn’t
- using pain as information
- pushing through pain and when it’s okay
- cycling dysfunctions- knee pain
- yep, foam rolling is good
- how to breathe
- nose breathing, CO2 tolerance drills
Listen Now to The Ready State’s Kelly Starrett:
- Checkout The Ready State
- Get the book: Becoming a Supple Leopard
- Get the book: Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World
- Related: Listen to my podcast with DocJenFit
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