With nearly two months in Amazon’s top 100 fitness bestsellers, Becoming a Supple Leopard is unique to the category in that it has garnered only five-star reviews. Written by a physical therapist, this book helps readers to understand how they can minimize pain and maximize effects of exercise with body-focused techniques. Readers call the book “a must-have.”
Becoming a Supple Leopard focuses on the idea that it’s absolutely possible for anybody to improve their athletic performance and overall physical function by learning how to optimize movement. The book suggests that at the root of most injuries or athletic difficulty is some kind of dysfunctional movement, many of which are extraordinarily common. The book identifies what those movements are, and shows readers how they can correct their movement patterns to improve their body and avoid injuries.
Of course, the book isn’t just for athletes. Becoming a Supple Leopard also takes a look at movements that can lead to joint deterioration and aging. The alterations proposed by the book, in addition to helping individuals unlock athletic potential, are also targeted at those who experience chronic pain or who are seeking to rehabilitate an injury. Described as a “handbook to the human body,” Becoming a Supple Leopard is packed with information that could be of great use to just about anyone.
Becoming a Supple Leopard was written by Kelly Starrett, a physical therapist and fitness coach. Kelly Starrett works primarily with professional athletes who have either suffered an injury, or who simply wish to take their already elite performance to the next level.
Starrett has worked with Olympic athletes, military personnel, professional dancers, and athletes from a full range of professional sports teams. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, and on his website, MobilityWOD, Starrett brings that knowledge and experience to the general reader.