Today’s guests are Dr. Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett. Kelly is the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Becoming a Supple Leopard and Ready to Run. He consults with athletes and coaches from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB, the US Olympic Team, elite Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard forces, and corporations on employee health and wellbeing. Juliet is an entrepreneur, attorney, author, and podcaster. She was also a professional whitewater paddler, winning three world championships and five national titles. Together, Kelly and Juliet co founded The Ready State and San Francisco Crossfit, and cowrote the Wall Street Journal best-selling book Deskbound.


Today we discuss: Why prolonged sitting is so dangerous for your health, the hidden advantages of walking and why you should count your steps daily, what you can do to increase your longevity and optimize the aging process, how to reduce your risk of injury and why stretching before a workout is ineffective, the best things you can do every day to supercharge your range of motion and mobility, how to optimize your sleep position to help alleviate pain, what you should do if you are experiencing aches and pains, and much more.

What to Listen For:

  • 00:00 Intro

  • 00:34 Is sitting as bad as smoking?

  • 03:27 The hidden advantages of walking 

  • 09:19 Stop overcomplicating things  

  • 14:35 Early signs of poor mobility 

  • 17:00 Pain is a request for change

  • 19:38 How to fix tight hips

  • 22:00 Reduce your risk of injury 

  • 21:52 Daily mobility hacks 

  • 28:04 The single greatest thing you can do 

  • 26:39 Don’t stretch before working out 

  • 35:07 Equipment you should have at home

  • 38:44 How to avoid getting hurt in the gym

  • 41:23 The gym is the safest place there is 

  • 44:33 Sometimes you need to slow down

  • 47:52 Rehab your injury properly 

  • 54:11 The best sleep position to prevent pain 

Episode Resources:

Kelly and Juliet | Website, Book



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