As some of you may know I have a “man crush” on Kelly Starrett , DPT. He is one of the brightest minds in the world of strength and conditioning, plus he is very entertaining.
If you want to perform your best, then his website should be bookmarked in your browser. What does perform your best mean? Well to me what it means is that you get optimal performance from your mind and body….pain free.
Pain is not the same thing is discomfort associated with effort. If you can’t tell the difference that would be the first thing you need to discover for yourself before going on further.
I’ve titled this post “10 Minute Squat Test” since that is one of the baselines KStar uses to check out our mobility. When I discovered MobilityWod I was able to do 3:50 in the test. Not awful but not great. In less than 90 days, I can easily do the full 10 minutes. Please click the link above to find out how to safely do this test.
One thing that Starrett mentions in the episode is that there is very little back or hip disease in countries in the Third World. Moving there won’t ensure that your cranky hip problem will go away but I really can’t urge you strongly enough to get to MobilityWOD and find out how the information available on the site will help you in the sport of life.
To get the most out of the material shared you will need some tools. 3 lacrosse balls, a Rumble roller, a Grid and some bands.
Please take the squat test. Report your results in the comments. Retest every month or so.
Train with purpose,
Sandy Sommer RKC
PS use the search function on KStar’s site to find info on your balky bits.