Become a Supple LeopardI was introduced to Kelly Starrett when  I was nursing a Lateral Epicondylitis (elbow) injury that affected my performance & mobility. A friend lent me Kelly’s book Becoming A Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance. I was delighted to read his practical, no-frills methods to ‘smash’ my muscles and break up knots of frozen, immobile  tissue. I crushed my elbow injury and implemented Kelly’s Pre-Hab movements into my regular routine.

I’ve always been a stickler for proper form & movement while exercising. But I’d forgotten about mobility, the ability to move or be moved freely and easily.  Quality Movement is dependent upon our mobility. Quality mobility is the yin to quality movement’s yang. So now I’m pondering this:

Is Mobility THE Key to A Healthy Body?

This week’s challenge is to do 10 minutes of mobility work every day. Here are four of my favorites of Dr. K. Star’s mobilityWODs:

Tight Ankles: Heel Cord Love

Hamstring Gnar: Upstream & Downstream

Sleeping: Neck, Shoulders and Pillows

Scapular Mobility

So…what are you going to choose for your mobility this week? Leave a comment below and let me know!

 

 

 

 

 


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