I want to be clear. The amount of performance that runners/bikers/swimmers leave on the table is astounding. This is the first book I’ve ever read about these disciplines that literally goes to the heart of this matter. You should be able to run, bike, and swim until you die. You should also be able to perform these skill and never, ever get hurt. And you should be fast, and move like a human being. Biking is legit, but running and swimming are vital human skills like eating and communicating. Get this book.
He then gives a link to the mobility chapter on the upper legs, hips, and trunk so that you can check it out. A lot of the mobility work presented can be found on Kelly's Mobility WOD site and his videos are definitely worth checking out, but it is good to see these presented in a book and on this PDF file. It is also a good preview of what is to come when Kelly releases his own book Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance next year.
I would highly recommend checking out the mobility chapter and seeing if this is a worthwhile book to purchase. Here is the book description from Amazon.
Power, Speed, ENDURANCE is a highly effective training system that has catapulted thousands of endurance athletes to the next level. Developed by CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie and featuring instruction from some of the world's top endurance and CrossFit coaches, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE unveils techniques, drills, and training strategies that will optimize your performance and overall work capacity while decreasing your susceptibility to injury.
Through thousands of step-by-step color photographs and detailed narrative, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE breaks down proper running, cycling, and swimming mechanics like never before. MacKenzie's unique system of building strength, speed, and power is aimed at reaping continual results, without injury. In fact, he devotes an entire chapter to the "broken down" athlete, equipping you with the knowledge to prevent, repair, and treat injuries brought on by poor mechanics and tight overworked muscles. In addition, MacKenzie outlines a straightforward approach to nutrition, hydration, and electrolyte balance that will increase your energy, boost your performance, and accelerate your recovery.
Whether you're a self-trained athlete looking to compete in your first endurance event, a seasoned competitor looking to reach your highest potential, or a CrossFit athlete looking to increase stamina, Power, Speed, ENDURANCE will help you reach your goal.
In this book, you will learn how to: