Podcast Episode #13: Dr. Kelly Starrett

StrongFirst Podcast Episode #13


Dr. Kelly Starrett talks with Craig Marker about strength, conditioning, and moving well. Dr. Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and blogger, as well as the owner of San Francisco Crossfit and MobilityWOD.com.

Show Notes

01:15 – Dr. Starrett talks about his early work and his relationship with Pavel and StrongFirst.

02:50 – Dr. Starrett talks about his upcoming 70-mile bike ride and how he challenges himself.

09:15 – What Dr. Starrett is doing for his minimum dose and GPP.

13:36 – Dr. Starrett’s thoughts on the bent press.

21:40 – Dr. Starrett discusses his thoughts on feet being straight forward in squats.

28:55 – Dr. Starrett talks about the need to maintain a good position.

30:30 – Discussion of what Dr. Starrett is working on right now.

33:09 – Dr. Starrett talks about his work with Gray Cook.

35:39 – Dr. Starrett says everyone should work to keep it simple.

3 Key Points:

  1. The most important thing is maintaining strength and elasticity.
  2. All good training models have to be explanatory, predictable, and repeatable.
  3. You need to train in a position that transfers into other shapes.

Tweetable Quotes

The gym is for training, do soft tissue work at home. – Dr. Kelly Starrett Click To Tweet
If you’re spending four hours in the gym, something’s wrong. – Dr. Kelly Starrett Click To Tweet

Resources Mentioned

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

Waterman 2.0



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Craig Marker
Craig Marker, Ph.D. CSCS, StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructor Emeritus, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. As a professor, he works with students on how best to understand research and place it into context. He has published over fifty articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods.

As a researcher, he understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition. As a psychologist, he has focused on research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand the motivation and the fear of making life changes.

Craig’s upcoming book, the The Antifragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

As a StrongFirst Certified Elite Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person.

Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Strength.University.
Craig Marker on Twitter

2 thoughts on “Podcast Episode #13: Dr. Kelly Starrett

  • I haven’t listened yet – but really looking forward to it! Craig you are getting some excellent people onto the podcast – looking forward to more gold in the future 🙂

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