Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance by Kelly StarrettMeh.
The first 20% of this book is just stupid and almost entirely unnecessary. Im not exaggerating when I say it could have been condensed to two pages and the book overall would have been the better for it. To save you the trouble of reading a fifth of the book, Ill just sum it up for you. In one sentence: The way that I stand is the right way, and everyone should stand like me.
This point of view is distinctly different and separate from the sentence: I like to stand the right way. Its also indicative of the rest of the book. The book doesnt take into account differences in skeletal structure (because people do PHYSIOLOGICALLY have different pelvis structures, for example) and basically says that unless you move exactly the way Kelly Starrett does, you move the wrong way.
After the first fifth of the book, it gets mildly better. In all truthfulness though, the book doesnt become worth cracking until slightly after 50% of the way through the book.
This book also pretty accurately demonstrates that Starrett doesnt have a great understanding of hip rotation. He gets foot/knee rotation fantastically. Hip rotation, not so much. In his world it seems like its only possible to externally rotate from the knee to the ankle. So if your leg is externally rotated (even if its from the hip) its bad, bad, bad! for your knees. This isnt true. If the rotation comes from the knee (either internally or externally) it IS bad. If it comes from the hip, and the hip, knee, and ankle all demonstrate the same degree of rotation, its FINE.
If you do still want to check this book out, I would recommend doing it literally, as in you go to the library and check it out. Its not worth purchasing.
P.S. In case you were unaware, Kelly Starrett, leopards dont have stripes.
P.P.S. The more I think about it, reading this book was like watching KStar give himself a handjob.
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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 and their two young lionesses, Georgia and Caroline. His chief life goal is to spend more time on the beach with his family. He is one of the most published authors on the topics of MMA, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and fitness with 20 books to his credit. I know.