Fitness is a way of life for me – it fuels my wellbeing, ignites my creativity and above all, is the source of my happiness. Like any skill, it requires a lifetime of practice, and more often than not, it’s a discipline that’s much more mental than it is physical. Growing up in sports, fitness was our edge – we worked hard to become faster, stronger and more tenacious than our competitors because as the saying goes, ‘no pain, no gain’. Rarely have I missed a day of training; but the more that I become a student of the body, the more that I’m convinced that pain is self-inflicted and is much more of an inhibitor, than a catalyst to growth.
In 2005, Kelly Starrett was among the first to promote a movement-first approach to fitness. He opened San Francisco Crossfit to change the paradigm of fitness and help elite athletes transform movement inefficiencies into superior athletic and functional outcomes. In his new book, Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance, Kelly gives you the exact formula that he uses with high performance athletes. Here what you can expect —-