I’ve sustained A LOT of injuries in my day.
And they just keep coming.
From my football days to my current sport, team handball, athletics have always meant pain and injury.
Let’s not get into the six months I spent with a cast on my bent arm.
But what if we could avoid most, if not all, of that?
Today’s guest is someone I could talk to for hours.
Kelly Starrett knows what’s up when it comes to optimal movement of the human body.
He trains the top athletes in Crossfit as well as Olympians around the world, he is an official trainer for ReebokOne and he is a NYT best-selling author.
In this episode of
The School of Greatness, we discuss how sports are made to injure us, and how we can re-train ourselves to move away from that.
If you’ve ever played a sport, I know you’ll be blown away by Episode 101 with the one and only
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The School of Greatness Podcast
“We have not taught movement skill as a skill.” In This Episode, You Will Learn:
The old system of physical fitness and how it took everything from you
What professional athletes say when asked if they’d let their kids be pro athletes
“It’s designed to get as much as we can out of you with as little input as we can give you.”
The true nature of sport
Why a long-term view of sport is essential
How sport is a machine gamed against the athlete
“The injury rate in the NFL is 100%.”
What kind of movement every workout should include
Why positioning is so important in athletic movement
The three estates of physical performance
“Sport is about human self-actualization.”
Why Kelly weighs himself every morning
The basic importance of full range of motion
The purpose of a warm up (not what you think!)
Why he and his wife implemented standing desks in their daughter’s classroom
Why we need to hang out the same way we work out
“It’s ok to learn the skills of being a human.”
Why it’s never too late to learn new form
What “down regulation” is and how to activate it
The importance of “sleep hygiene” and how to sleep
The best running technique and shoe
Plus much more…
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“All good technique in the world is the expression of good physiology.”