Eric spoke at the Ancestral Health Conference on August 9th, this is the video from his talk. Bad backs, bum knees, chronic headaches and an unwelcome variety of other chronic ailments may be the true plague of modern society. We are complacently adapting to our seated and sedentary culture and it is deteriorating the natural movement of our muscular body as it clouds our mental clarity. Foundation Training is an innovative movement program that mitigates this damage and allows us to become pain-free, stronger and rather well postured, naturally. Foundation Training teaches the body to properly support itself by first strengthening the Posterior Chain to bring the body into better balance.
When you arrive at Dr. Eric Goodman‘s Carpenteria home and Foundation Training base camp, you’re instantaneously at ease. It’s mostly the super-relaxed vibe Goodman and his business partners/friends emanate as they stroll barefoot along the patio. (The dogs running up and down the stairs have a little to do with it, too.) Or it might be the fact that his whimsical home is tucked away behind Hass avocado fields, a good distance off the Pacific Coast Highway where the rustling leaves and treetop view make you forget about the California traffic. Whatever the reason, you’re damn happy to be there. And that’s what Goodman’s revolutionary Foundation Training is all about: being happy. By isolating your back muscles with exercises employed to
There is no way to ask you to take my advice without sounding cheesy, so I’ll just go for it: do you want to have better health, less pain, and a longer surfing career? The Founder, among the primary exercises of my Foundation Training program, is a fast track to spinal stability, hip mobility and a body in better balance. Please participate in the #30DayFounder challenge we will be starting on August 1. Making a simple commitment to help yourself will inspire others around you. To learn the basic exercises of Foundation Training is among the simplest ways of improving your entire physical life. Surfing makes life more fun, I’d love to help you keep surfing. Source: TheInertia.com
Even though he was considered conventionally “strong” Eric Goodman was a broken down mess at 25 who had major spinal surgery recommended to him. The creation of the Foundation Training is the culmination of figuring out how to heal his injuries and back pain himself using his anatomy and chiropractic training. We talk about our super compressed modern bodies and what that means for us, what the posterior chain is and why rehabilitating its functional strength and integration matters, how outdated our conventional notion of the core is- and what “core” actually means, and how it’s possible that an x-ray of Eric’s spine today would still show a big old mess there, and yet he is pain free. Listen to the
By Selene Yeager For me, it always starts in my knees—usually the left knee, around the upper inside “second kneecap” area, though it occasionally gives me an IT-band jab on the lateral side. It’s just a twinge at first. Then it gets more persistent, sending out emergency flares both on and off my bike. Fortunately, my back never pipes up, but for most of my riding friends, that’s where they receive their warning shots and lingering aches and pains. I heard from three of them this week alone. The seat of this discomfort for many riders can be found, well, on their seat—or more specifically, it istheir seat. Why? Because we cyclists may be able to carve our initials in a windowpane with our
Team Chiropractor and Physical Therapies Co-ordinator Matt Rabin explains Team Garmin-Sharp's focus on Foundation Training with Master Instructor Brian King.
Click HERE to view the entire interview! By Dr. Mercola Exercise has been one of my passions for 45 years now. It’s one of the reasons why I wanted to go to medical school, as I intended to use exercise as a therapeutic modality to improve people’s health. I eventually shifted more to using nutrition as my primary tool, because I realized the fuel you provide your body is really crucial to obtain optimal health. But you really cannot be optimally healthy without exercise. More recently, I’ve become convinced that non-exercise movement, i.e. the way we move when performing normal everyday tasks, may actually be the most important component of exercise. Dr. Eric Goodman is an emerging pioneer and superstar in the world of
By Dr. Joseph Mercola - I recently learned of Dr. Eric Goodman’s work through his TED presentation and was excited about the simplicity and elegance of his approach to exercise — an innovative method called Foundation Training, which he developed while in school to become a chiropractor to treat his own chronic low back pain. He now teaches classes and seminars on this method — co-created with Peter Park, a world-class professional athlete trainer. Foundation Training exercises are designed to help your body be the strongest it can be and move the way nature intended. Many professional and Olympic athletes use and are big fans of his work. Exercise has been one of my passions for almost 45 years now. It’s one of
By Dr. Eric Goodman If you are reading this, congratulations, you made it. You have lived through the entire year of 2012, and avoided yet another potential apocalypse. What I find most fascinating about all of the end-of-the-world hype we saw in the days leading up to December 21, 2012, is how easily we humans are able to create complex and dire explanations for things that more often than not end up following very basic principles. I see this pattern every day in my work with athletes and clients who are seeking to improve performance or reduce pain. Rather than focusing on building up a solid foundation and layering from there, they sometimes become derailed by complex strategies, "state of the art"
By Dr. Joseph Mercola - According to recent research, if Americans cut back on the amount of time spent sitting down, it could add years to their life expectancy. Unfortunately, most people spend a large portion of each day in a seated position. It's hard to avoid these days, as computer work predominates, and most also spend many precious hours each week commuting to and from work. Sitting Takes a Heavy Toll on Health The study estimates that reducing the average time you spend sitting down to less than three hours a day could increase your life expectancy by two years. Reducing the time you spend watching TV to less than two hours a day could increase it by 1.4 years. As reported by NBC News: "'The