By Kelly Starrett

Are you prepared to Run?
Is there a bridge from the injury-ridden global of the fashionable runner to the promised land that barefoot operating and Born to Run have led us to think exists? will we particularly dwell the operating lifestyles loose from harm? Is there an strategy designed to free up all of the athletic capability that could be hidden inside of? do we run speedier, longer, and extra efficiently?

In an immediate solution to the fashionable runner’s wishes, Dr. Kelly Starrett, writer of the bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard: the last word advisor to Resolving ache, combating harm, and Optimizing Athletic Performance, has concentrated his innovative move and mobility philosophy at the injury-plagued global of running.

Despite the guarantees of the transforming into minimalist-shoe and a hurry of latest principles on tips to remodel working strategy, greater than 3 out of 4 runners undergo at the least one harm consistent with yr. even supposing we might certainly be “Born to Run,” lifestyles within the sleek global has trashed and undercut devoted runners wishing to remodel their working. the cruel results of an excessive amount of sitting and an excessive amount of time donning the incorrect sneakers has left us shackled to back difficulties, persistent knee accidents, and debilitating foot pain.

In this publication, you'll study the 12 criteria that may organize your physique for a life of top-performance operating. You won’t simply be ready to run in a minimalist shoe–you’ll be capable of Run, period.

In able to Run, you are going to learn:

  • The 12 functionality criteria you want to paintings towards and advance on an ongoing basis
  • How to faucet into all your working capability and entry a fountain of teenage for lifelong running
  • How to show your weaknesses into strengths
  • How to avoid continual overuse accidents via construction robust injury-prevention conduct into your day
  • How to organize your physique for the calls for of fixing your trainers and operating technique
  • the best way to deal with ache and swelling with state of the art modalities and speed up your recovery
  • How to equip your place mobility gym
  • A set of mobility workouts for restoring optimum functionality and diversity of movement in your joints and tissues
  • How to run speedier, run farther, and run better

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When you run, you show off the true power of your wondrous heel cords: They can store and release 35 percent of the mechanical energy produced when you run—something that doesn’t happen when you walk. You have a powerful butt. That’s right; your large glute muscles are not there just to fill out a pair of designer jeans. You can walk around with your glutes essentially asleep. Break into a sprint, however, and your butt becomes essential to your overall stability—it keeps you from doing a face plant with every step.

All human beings should be able and willing to perform basic maintenance on themselves. Sports medicine has its place, but you have both a right and a responsibility to know what’s going on in your body, take care of as much business as you can, and harvest any performance that’s hiding in the shadows. Which gets to the “why” of this book. Running is a part of your athletic lifestyle. But there’s a fatal flaw in the running universe, and it has to do with a decision-making flowchart loop that runners everywhere put to use.

Sports medicine has its place, but you have both a right and a responsibility to know what’s going on in your body, take care of as much business as you can, and harvest any performance that’s hiding in the shadows. Which gets to the “why” of this book. Running is a part of your athletic lifestyle. But there’s a fatal flaw in the running universe, and it has to do with a decision-making flowchart loop that runners everywhere put to use. Have you ever experienced the following sequence of problems, thoughts, and actions?

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