Ready to Run: Summary and Review

Ready to Run

Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally by Kelly Starrett and T.J. Murphy

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Ready to Run


Kelly gives a reference of the 12 most common faults runners face that prevent them from peak performance and avoiding injury.

As a direct result of this book I started wearing compression socks on planes.

It’s ostensibly about running, but builds upon the same ideas in Deskbound for exercise too.

See also: Deskbound

12 Standards

  1. Neutral feet (not pointing outwards or collapsing inwards)
  2. Flat shoes (not cusioned ones)
  3. Properly trained thoracic spine
  4. Good squatting technique
  5. Good hip flexion
  6. Good hip extension
  7. Good ankle range of motion
  8. Warming up and cooling down correctly
  9. Compression (when necessary)
  10. No hotspots (pain is a signal of bad form)
  11. Hydration
  12. Good jumping and landing mechanics
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