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Download MP3 Our screen-focused, seated lifestyle is compressing our bodies, causing pain and some surprising other ailments. Eric Goodman, Doctor of Chiropractic, created Foundation Training, which counteracts the pain-causing effects of gravity and lifestyle on the body with a unique series of core-strengthening exercises. When Dr. Goodman was confronted with his own back problem, mainstream doctors said that it could be cured only with surgery. Instead, he created Foundation Training, which has since helped members of the military, top athletes, film “action heroes” and others regain functionality. He outlines his program in his book, True to Form: How to Use Foundation Training for Sustained Pain Relief and Everyday Fitness. In this episode of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast, Dr. Goodman joins Bottom

Not surprisingly, all the ­hunching, slumping and slouching of modern-day life are taking a toll on our bodies. Reading and working on our computers and smartphones…spending large amounts of time in the car…watching TV on the couch. Life in the 21st century is filled with many pleasurable conveniences and one giant modern-day nuisance—chronic pain. Specifically, the sitting and slumping compress the spine and overtax the joints. Over time, poor posture weakens the muscles along the back of the body known as the posterior chain. These power­house muscles—the back, glutes and hamstrings—are intended to do the heavy lifting, working to protect the joints and skeleton.  Excess sitting and inactivity cause the posterior chain to weaken, while the chest and quadriceps overdevelop to compensate. This

By Dr. Mercola Dr. Eric Goodman is the creator of Foundation Training, a highly effective protocol. Foundation Training focuses on body weight exercises that integrate as many muscles as possible to strengthen and elongate your core and posterior chain — which includes all the muscles that connect to your pelvis, whether above or below it — thereby alleviating many chronic pain issues. The protocol has evolved over the years, and I’ve interviewed Goodman twice before, in 2013 and the most recent two years ago in 2014, covering various updates. In this interview, he delves into some of the details covered in his latest book, “True to Form: How to Use Foundation Training for Sustained Pain Relief and Everyday Fitness.” Goodman, who is trained as