Job Search Scrap Trading Books News Scholarship Website
Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition - Kelly Starrett

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

By Kelly Starrett

  • Release Date: 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Training
Score: 4.5
From 71 Ratings


Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content!

Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries--all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In "Becoming a Supple Leopard," Dr. Kelly Starrett--founder of his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use.

Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? "Becoming a Supple Leopard" lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul.

Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. "Becoming a Supple Leopard" makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body.

Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free--and become a Supple Leopard.

This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to:

- Move safely and efficiently in all situations

- Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions

- Restore normal function to your joints and tissues

- Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition

- Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch

- Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises

- Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns

- Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow

- Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries

- Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations

- Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency


  • Cannot highlight using Apple Pencil

    By Shashank Nimje
    Heard great things about this book and decided to spend $40 bucks to get it in digital format. Would’ve preferred kindle edition if it existed. The problem is on iPad Pro 10.5 with iOS 11. Can highlight text using fingers no problem. Cannot use Apple Pencil for highlighting at all. This is really annoying! Please fix this ASAP!
  • Great update, great format - core fitness book

    By FortBacon
    First - this is an essential resource on body maintenance and a great update - clearer and better organized than the last edition. The format - at first, I struggled with this edition - different than most iBooks which allow highlighting, etc. but this forced me to see this as a reference and resource and lends to a beautiful layout on larger screens - not quite as practical on iPhones.
  • Solid 5 stars with the new (proper) format

    By HikeAbout
    The update is reformatted - now it’s a great book with great formatting. Worth every penny and then some if you want to be able to move your body efficiently and painlessly. This is a great book which I have been eagerly waiting for - but it seems to be in a pdf format - whatever the format it’s not native to ibooks and, as formatted, is difficult to read. For as much as this book costs it should at least have been formatted correctly.
  • Great Book Horrible Format!!

    By iphonebop
    I have both the ibook and the hardcover edition of the first edition. Both are great and highly recommended. Unfortunately this 2nd edition ebook is unreadable, seems to be in some kind of PDF format, requiring contsant zooming in and out, which in my opinion is still unusuable. Too bad! I want to purchase this ebook, but in it’s current format it is not usuable. Hopefully they will correct this problem.
  • Great Book, Bad Formatting

    By BillySOS
    I am a big KStar fan, bought the hardcover and this version for travel. I am disappointed that I can't underline or highlight areas in the book, seems to be a strange format I have not experienced in the iTunes Store. Perhaps the format can be updated? I would highly recommend this book but not this format. Content is 5 stars, format is 2 stars.
  • Great book - inpractical and disappointing format

    By Fatbiker
    This book is full of phenomenal and practical content. However, the format is the worst I’ve used in Apple iBooks. I’m not sure if this is an issue with Kelly Starrett’s contract with Apple or Cordoza or Victory Belt, but I can’t highlight anything, and it’s formated like a PDF - have to go page by page, zooming in, laid out just like the printed book… no option to scroll through pages veritally or have it reformat to fit my iOS screen. I’m very disappointed for how expensive this book is and how good the content is. It’s too bad that I need to rely on the printed version instead of getting to use my iPhone (which I rely on for all my other books - including the previous edition). I cannot believe I can’t highlight.
  • Good as always, format needs updating

    By R Biski
    This book is awesome, filled with awesome information and great knowledge. Definitely is better than the first book with more mobility techniques and pain prescriptions. The only problem I'm having with this book is the formatting. It's formatted like a PDF and not an e-pub like the first edition was. I like reading while I'm not at home and having to constantly zoom in on the book while switching pages becomes very tiresome and inefficient. I'm hoping they can release a version that is formatted for the iPhone and iPad, as I am always on them. All in all great book, just bad formatting.