I know, what a strange title. It is actually a title. Of a book. That everyone should own.
Link to Amazon.
The book is described as "The ultimate guide to resolving pain, preventing injury, and optimizing athletic performance."
The book is an extension of the site MobilityWOD, one of the best resources on the internet for someone looking to fix the constant issues like muscle soreness, back problems, hip issues, etc, etc. MobilityWOD was started as a way to get that information out to the public, and there are hundreds of videos on there that will help you. Becoming A Supple Leopard is the book that brings it all together.
So what can it do for you? The biggest problem most people face today is the fact that they sit on average, 56 hours per week. This leads to a huge array of issues, biggest of all a 50% increase of death from any cause. The risk of cardiovascular disease is also a lot higher for people that lead sedentary lifestyles, and on top of that sitting on consistent basis causes other issues like the hip flexor becoming shorter which leads to back pain.
Becoming A Supple Leopard starts off with teaching people how to stand properly. Posture is important and the author has a straight forward approach to fixing it. It also has a guide on how to sit properly if you are in that situation. As you guessed, it doesn't involve slouching.
From there he goes through a guideline of how to properly do certain weightlifting moves like the deadlift, squat and others. The deadlift especially is hard to get right for a lot of people. and the author has a top-down approach that I have found to really help me.
Then there is the most important part of the book. How to deal with the constant pain or soreness problems that many people have. The author goes through each section of the body and provides a breakdown of common issues, and how to fix them. Most involve the use of a foam roller, lacrosse ball, voodoo bands or monster bands, all of which can be purchased from Rogue Fitness for relatively good prices.
The book is well worth the money. Some people will consider it information overload, and it takes some time to work through everything. I highly recommend it. Most people just choose to live with the problems they have instead of doing something about it. This book can help you deal with many of them.