Ready to Run: Summary and Review
Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally by Kelly Starrett and T.J. Murphy
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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
- Neutral feet (not pointing outwards or collapsing inwards)
- Flat shoes (not cusioned ones)
- Properly trained thoracic spine
- Good squatting technique
- Good hip flexion
- Good hip extension
- Good ankle range of motion
- Warming up and cooling down correctly
- Compression (when necessary)
- No hotspots (pain is a signal of bad form)
- Good jumping and landing mechanics