1) Neutral Feet
8) Warming up and Cooling Down
So does Ready to Run really get you running ready?I allotted myself 3 weeks to work the recommended mobilizations to help achieve Starrett's 12 standards. Below is a sampling of my results. The pictures on the left were taken at the beginning of the 3 weeks, while the pictures on the right were taken after the mobilizations were performed.
Posture - Front view
Posture- Side view
Squat Position - Front view
Squat Position - Side view
In addition, I also worked on the other standards by wearing my compression socks, using the compression band ( please see http://3drunner.blogspot.com/2014/08/compression-band-for-lower-extremity.html) and staying hydrated.
ProsReady to Run is a great tool not only for runners, but for just about anyone who is looking to improve their mobility. The book is chalked full of information on injuries, mobility and self mobilization techniques.
Born to Run also does a good job instructing readers on how to perform basic mobilization techniques, and helps you take charge of improving your mobility.
Finally, Starrett also does a good job covering other contributing factors such as shoes, compression garments and hydration.
While the mobilization techniques are nicely organized with their own appropriately titled chapter in the back of the book, compression techniques are found within the standards section titled "No Hotspots." This can make the compression techniques a little difficult to find, especially if reading the text as reference material.