December 20, 2014
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For the past 28 days, I've been trying out a new protocol.
Each of my days starts with about 5 minutes of a mobility overhaul program I've been following.
For example, on Mondays I do something called a “Couch Stretch”, followed by a “Two-Ball Smash & Floss” on my shins.
On Tuesdays, I have a T-Spine Global Smash and a Global Gut Smash.
Wednesdays is a Plantar Blitzkrieg.
I've grabbed all these weird, new moves from page 250 in the new book “Ready to Run“, in which author Kelly Starrett lays out a month long, day-by-day Mobility Overhaul Plan.
Kelly, who is also the author of The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller “Becoming A Supple Leopard“, just wrote this new book for runners, and it's designed to help you cross the bridge from the injury-ridden world of the modern runner to the promised land that the new fad of barefoot running has led us to believe exists, to live a running life free from injury, to unlock all the athletic potential that may be hidden within and to allow you to run faster, more efficiently and for longer periods of time.
Kelly travels the world teaching his wildly popular Crossfit Movement & Mobility Course and also works with elite Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard forces, athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and national and world ranked strength and power athletes. He also consults with Olympic teams and universities and is a featured speaker at strength and conditioning conferences nationwide. Kelly believes every human being should know how to move and be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves, and in our discussion we talk about neutral feet, flip-flops, couch stretching, VooDoo flossing, Kelly's daily mobility routine and much more!
Do you have questions, comments, or feedback about how to keep running from destroying your body? Leave your thoughts below, and be sure to grab the new book “Ready To Run“. Also, you can click here for the previous “How To Crush The Beef Jerky In Your Quads & Become A Supple Leopard” mobility podcast I recorded with Kelly last year.
3 thoughts on “How To Keep Running From Destroying Your Body”
I bought and read the book Ready to Run which opened a whole new world to me and this podcast is a great follow up to the read. It provided more details to the neutral standing and stretches. I do have a question about the couch stretch, I can’t activate my glutes while doing it and seem to be engaging my quads more. I know that’s not right, what can I do to activate them? I visited a PT doc over a year ago that helped me with this issue before but she would do something during the session to turn off the wrong muscle so the right muscle would activate. She also had me to do clam shells and glute bridges.
Thanks Ben for having Kelly on again.He is one of the few people I would have suggested to bring on the show.I bought Ready To Run when it first came out and also Jill Miller's The Roll Model foreword by Kelly.The two go together nicely.Looking foreword to the next one.