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Becoming a Supple Leopard Book


#1

I have watched Dr. Kelly's videos for a while now and he has just released a book.

Has anyone read it yet? I know he is Crossfit based, but I quite like his mobility wod videos.

As they say - he tries to fix the exact problems that Crossfit causes.

Thinking of buying it tomorrow.


#2

Currently working my way through it now. Enjoying it so far!


#3

He is one of the brightest spots in crossfit. I have actually been looking forward to this book because the mobility wod stuff is pretty awesome.


#4

Speaking from experience, crossfit is absolutely littered with injuries.

People are constantly unable to show up or do the WODs because of injuries.

In 6 years of training I would maybe have the occasional muscle pull. 2 weeks into crossfit training I developed a bad shoulder(from hand stand pushups i think), couple months later a screwed up lat and had constant shin splints came along for the ride.

Haven't done crossfit in 2 months. Body feels amazing again.

but really I'm just commenting because the name of that book is amazing.


#5

Yeah, I think it's named after the fact he has leopard print tattoo's on his arm.

Book is ordered, will provide a review when I get through the beast.


#6

Yeah but those were functional injuries.


#7

worth it's weight in gold


#8

Bazinga! Saucer of milk for Nards?


#9

Great book, his mobility stuff is gold. However nothing radically new from his mobility wod website, which was recently redone to be much more effective. I'm not a big fan of how he teaches the lifts, but there is a segment on spinal bracing while just standing and sitting that I found quite interesting.


#10

Oh, he is a doctor of physical therapy, not a real doctor. I can't stand DPTs who call themselves doctor.


#11

I ordered it a few weeks back and plan on starting it in a couple of days. definitely some cool stuff. I showed it to a family member, who's been a Physical Therapist for over 30 years, and she was really interested. I go to CrossFit twice a week, lift one day, long run another...haven't been injured, but have the typical soreness that could use something beyond basic foam rolling.


#12

WHY WOULD I WANT TO BECOME A BOOK? LOL


#13

Can you stand it when dentist's call themselves doctor, or how about someone with a PhD? How about a pharmacist with a Pharm.D?


#14

A DPT is only 3 yrs of not too challenging schoolwork (you need to study of course, but it is something most people can accomplish). The other things you mentioned require at least 5 years and are far more selective and difficult.

It misleads people when you put Dr. on the cover of your book because people automatically think you are a medical doctor. Why not put Kelly Starrett, PT, DPT instead?

I am a DPT and that is my opinion on the subject.


#15

Ah so you are a DPT, I was quite impressed with some of the injury and rehab advice you've given on here. Good to know


#16

"Yeah, I think it's named after the fact he has leopard print tattoo's on his arm. "

It also links to the idea that leopards don't need to stretch off before they conduct explosive movements.

A good book. Gets a little technical in places for thickos like me but I've enjoyed digging into his concepts of Distraction and Bracing. Probably overpriced but value is very much a personal opinion.


#17

I'm just here because I saw the word 'supple'

Carry on.


#18

A doctorate is the professional standard in PT these days. FYI


#19

I know, I am a DPT...


#20

ha! Did you have to do a dissertation? I have heard the dpt is slightly less rigorous than a PhD.