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  • #16
    Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
    I got mine on Amazon for $35 or so and it was totally worth the money. It's all the best parts of mobilitywod.com, but organized and simplified. Very much helping me with knee issues that come and go. Sometimes it is tightness in my calves moving up, and sometimes it is a bad form squat that does it. I know this now and can not do it anymore.

    It has also really helped with my thoracic mobility (upper back). I finally feel like I'm making progress with my posture beyond what pullups could do for me. With that upper back stuff working itself out, not only is my posture better, but my pushup numbers are increasing, when they had been rather stagnant for quite some time. Some of that helpful info came from the section on pushups.
    Thanks, Jfreaksho, very helpful input. I like the idea of better organized than Mobility WOD, which is sort of "dive in anywhere...or start at the beginning" and while video is very helpful, it is also very time consuming to browse. My local Barnes and Nobles has it in, but at full price. I think i will go take a look at it.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by miata View Post
      Sounds like an interesting book, and I just listened to Kelly on a Bulletproof Podcast -- but a little expensive and no Kindle version either. I wanted to at least preview the book on Amazon, but there is no preview.

      My shoulders have been aching lately and I would really like to get a fix. Does this book get into recovering rotator cuff injuries?

      Maybe I'll peruse the web site to see what I can find.
      Yes, there is stuff about shoulders and rotator cuff issues. I've been fighting a rotator cuff issue for almost 8 months now and I'm hoping this book will get me further than I've made it with a chiropractor and a non-surgical orthopedist to date. But, before you even get to the shoulder sections, I really like how he organizes things. He starts with the core and builds from there. Just thinking about that right now reminded me to consider my spinal posture as I'm sitting in my chair. It's really organized as building blocks, because most peripheral injuries (unless traumatic in nature) don't come from just in one joint. They are often related to problems elsewhere and all of them need to be addressed rather than trying to cure a single isolated issue.

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      • #18
        There's a 50 page sample of the book here:
        http://www.allthingsgym.com/50-page-...upple-leopard/

        Sent from my A200 using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app

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        • #19
          Originally posted by mbstonegate View Post
          There's a 50 page sample of the book here:
          50 Page Sample of Kelly Starrett's Book - Becoming a Supple Leopard - All Things Gym

          Sent from my A200 using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app
          Thanks. This is very useful and impressive as well. This may very well be worth the $34 on Amazon if the sample is representative of the rest of the book. The dead lift and pushup descriptions are probably the best I've seen anywhere.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by miata View Post
            Thanks. This is very useful and impressive as well. This may very well be worth the $34 on Amazon if the sample is representative of the rest of the book. The dead lift and pushup descriptions are probably the best I've seen anywhere.
            Yes, it is representative - I consider it worth the full price, but Barnes and Nobel also has it for the same price Amazon does (for members, perhaps for everyone, unsure).

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            • #21
              Ordered the book on Amazon after reviewing the preview and listening to this podcast on the StrongeLifts side. It sounds like even Mehdi is learning from Kelly.

              I was checking out some of the videos on the MobilityWOD site and even got a one month premium upgrade to review a bunch of the videos that are no longer free. I picked up a Lacrosse ball the other day and that is very useful for massaging the muscles. In the videos I see a bunch of resistance bands. Where do folks generally buy those things. I checked out Amazon and they are relatively expensive -- and they seem like something better to purchase locally, so that you can try before you buy.

              Thoughts on resistance bands by folks who are familiar with the book and/or the MobilityWOD methodology?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
                Has anybody read Kelly Starrett's book "Becoming a Supple Leopard"? It is a bit pricey (although a fraction of the cost of a physical therapy session). His MobilIty Wod site has lots of great content, but hard to put the pieces together, hard to search.

                So wondering: have you read the book? Does it add substantial value above and beyond his site?
                I have the exact feeling. WOD has lots of info. But that's the problem. For someone frustrated with 8 years of failing to get any help in the PT industry, it's too much to sort through. I simply can't handle it. It's information overload. I need coaching.

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                • #23
                  Received my copy yesterday, and first impressions are that it's easily and obviously worth the Amazon price. High quality printing, color photos, and my initial skim through and read of the first few sections makes me optimistic that it'll be pretty much what I was hoping for content-wise.
                  Like HelloMeteor above, I've poked around MobilityWOD and gleaned some great nuggets, but have just been unable to put together a coherent 'big picture' view of things. This book really seems to be aimed at doing that.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by dwkdnvr View Post
                    Received my copy yesterday, and first impressions are that it's easily and obviously worth the Amazon price. High quality printing, color photos, and my initial skim through and read of the first few sections makes me optimistic that it'll be pretty much what I was hoping for content-wise.
                    Like HelloMeteor above, I've poked around MobilityWOD and gleaned some great nuggets, but have just been unable to put together a coherent 'big picture' view of things. This book really seems to be aimed at doing that.
                    Great. Thanks for this info. Exactly what I was hoping to hear.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by miata View Post
                      In the videos I see a bunch of resistance bands. Where do folks generally buy those things. I checked out Amazon and they are relatively expensive -- and they seem like something better to purchase locally, so that you can try before you buy.

                      Thoughts on resistance bands by folks who are familiar with the book and/or the MobilityWOD methodology?
                      You can get them from Rogue Fitness, look here --> Rogue Monster Bands. The price depends on how "strong" you want one (pounds of resistance). I'd think you'd need only two or three singles of different resistances.

                      You could also find a local Crossfit box and just ask if you can look at ones they have there. They'd probably let you "test" them to see what they're like. The owner of the box where I Crossfit sold me a couple at cost when he ordered some new ones.

                      You may also be able to find them at any big sports store.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                        You can get them from Rogue Fitness, look here --> Rogue Monster Bands. The price depends on how "strong" you want one (pounds of resistance). I'd think you'd need only two or three singles of different resistances.

                        You could also find a local Crossfit box and just ask if you can look at ones they have there. They'd probably let you "test" them to see what they're like. The owner of the box where I Crossfit sold me a couple at cost when he ordered some new ones.

                        You may also be able to find them at any big sports store.
                        I'll have to drop in one of the local stores to see what they have.

                        BTW, I got my copy of Becoming a Supple Leopard today. My initial thoughts after a couple of hours of reading and scanning:

                        Pros:
                        - nice hardcopy book
                        - the photos are very good
                        - the organization of the solution part of the book is good
                        - there is tons of content -- seems that everything must be covered

                        Cons:
                        - I have a hard time reading the conceptual stuff at the beginning of this book. Kelly is much better at doing videos than writing (or is it Glen, the co-writer?). I can understand why so many people skip the front and go straight to the solutions
                        - I would have liked more diagrams with arrows and things like that since there is a lot of talk about forces, torque, etc.
                        - no index -- as others have mentioned

                        Net net is that his book is a keeper. The content is there, but I wish it was written much better. It provides some good structure for accessing all the videos on the web site. I can see myself spending hours trying to absorb all of the info here.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                          Check your library to see if they have it. Our system has one copy. It at least gives you a chance to look at it before deciding to plunk down the $ to buy it.

                          Thanks for the suggestion, I have now requested a copy so I can check it out before we purchase it. I have quite the primal selection of books in my request list currently.

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                          • #28
                            I'm having a hard time with this book. He seems to ramble a lot, just like his interviews. He probably could have edited it down by at least a third.

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