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
How To Turn On Your Butt, Activate Deep Breathing & Decompress Your Spine – BenGreenfieldFitness.com
By Ben Greenfield It’s no secret that I am a fan of intricate, somewhat OCD morning routines. From waking up to take HRV measurements and gratitude journaling to lovingly filtering my coffee through a stainless steel filter, to performing intranasal, in-ear and retinal light therapy to using a squatty potty, an infrared sauna and a touch of Kundalini yoga, my morning routine has continually evolved as the science of beginning one’s day with an optimized body and brain gets better and better. As I highlight in my last article on my morning routine, I used to do a 10-15 minute series of yoga and calisthenic moves as the hot water brewed for my coffee: a seemingly perfect way to get the breath
“I’ve never felt stronger”: Chris Hemsworth pens introduction to new training book after using the techniques to target back pain and strength exercises
He's the extremely buff actor who is known for his role of Thor in the successful Marvel franchise. And Chris Hemsworth took to social media on Friday to reveal the secret to maintaining his gruelling workouts, crediting it all to a book that he has written an introduction for. The 32-year-old gushed about the tome, titled True To Form, by Dr. Eric Goodman, writing: 'If you've ever suffered from back pain or want a stronger healthier body then check this book out.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
Find yourself hunching more than you should? Posture not where it should be? Dr. Eric Goodman is a superstar in the world of "structural bio-mechanics", and has released a new book that will put you back into shape.
After asking Jeff Bridges about his meditation and exercise routine, Jeff shows James and David Duchovny a stretch he learned that helped his lower back pain.
Julie and Lauren talk with Dr. Eric Goodman about his new book "True to Form". He also explains the importance of foundation training and what it means to your overall health.
By: Kim Katerba I know, I know. Everybody wants a six-pack. It's universally known in our culture that once you've got those sleek, rock hard, sculpted abs, you've made it. You are officially strong and undeniably in shape. Next to flexing big biceps, people love to flaunt well defined abs. But somewhere along the way in our fevered pursuit of the perfected washboard stomach, we started calling our abs our core. This is a big problem because our abs are most certainly not our core. And this perception that they are is contributing to a population in pain. Hear me out. When is the last time you heard of someone calling out of work because they threw out their abs? Just about never.