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Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Kelly Starrett joins me on today’s episode to share his expertise about the prerequisites of movement and training, and a systems approach to improving your ranges of motion and ultimately your performance.

Dr. Kelly Starrett – also known as the Supple Leopard - is a coach, physical therapist, two-time New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, speaker, and co-founder of The Ready State, the world's most comprehensive collection of guided movement, mechanics, and mobility instructional videos.

To find out more about Kelly, please visit:
Website: The Ready State
Instagram: @thereadystate 
Kelly’s 10min Morning Routine:
Kelly’s books:

Time Stamps:

[0:55] – Introducing guest Kelly Starrett
[2:26] – Real Mushrooms
[5:50] – Kelly’s approach to mobility in bodybuilding
[8:35] – Bio-motor-output
[9:15] – Bookmarks around function
[10:30] – Mobility and movement control
[11:20] – Pain is a request from your body
[12:00] – Normative ranges of motion
[12:45] – How to program for mobility progress
[14:35] – Determining the starting point
[18:15] – Identifying patterns
[19:20] – Assessment framework
[24:10] – Your range of motion changes daily
[26:40] – Working on density
[29:30] – Flexibility, mobility, stretching?
[32:00] – Language is key: You’re not in rehab, you’re training. [33:35] – Creating shapes
[35:35] – Comprehensive models
[36:19] – Breathing and the spine
[39:40] – Lower back pain
[41:10] – Kelly’s morning practice
[43:13] – Foot function
[49:55] – Eye tracking
[53:10] – Kelly’s non-negotiables
[55:25] – What are you training for?
[56:50] – Kelly’s new book
[1:00:07] – Find Kelly here

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