Over the years we’ve made it our mission to bring you the best exercise, self-care system, and education materials possible. We’ve also worked hard to create and foster a community that’s grown beyond our wildest hopes. You’re receiving this newsletter because you’re a big part of that community, and the reason we’re continually pushing ourselves to get better and better at what we do. Our promise is to make sure you’re involved, aware, and updated as we evolve!
Enjoy the tips and tricks, anatomy lessons, and the workouts coming your way monthly!
Thanks for being a part of our family!
– Dr. Eric Goodman and the Team
New on FT Streaming
New workouts, programs, or educational lectures every month!
FT for the Office
Whether it’s the office, your couch, or before and after travel, use this program anywhere you’re looking to offset the effects of long term sitting!
Halloween Spooky Spinal Stabilizing Workout!
Nothing is scarier than poor movement, so fight back with this latest offering from our team!
A Note on the 8-Week Baseline
We designed our 8-week Baseline Program to give the best possible path to take yourself from pain to performance. With that said, take your time. If you feel like you’re not ready to move to week 2, or even day 2, then stay with initial stages until you feel secure and confident. Engage at your own speed, rather than feeling the need to follow ours.
Then when you’re ready, the next 6 weeks will be there for you, or any of the other hours of options!
Tips, Tricks, and Coaching Cues
The Foundation Training 12 min Video
From our perspective this workout no longer reflects the current state of Foundation Training. We are so proud of the positive effect this material has had on our community, and can’t wait to see the difference our evolved work will make! Due to the overwhelming requests to keep this video live, we decided to keep it free on our FT Streaming Site as well as YouTube.
Here’s a tip for those of you still following along.
Where are your ribs? Are you applying the principles of Decompression Breathing and achieving a 360 degree expansive breath or are you allowing your anterior (front ribs) to flare?
– Rib Flare sets us up for a hyper-extended position which can lead to the Founder triggering back pain rather than alleviating symptoms.
If you find yourself in this position or feeling some aches, apply the Cue “Breathe the back of your ribs toward the sky”. Practice this in the mirror prior to your next 12min workout!
– Jessie Salas
FT Anatomy with Dr. Goodman
Take a deeper read into our work!
When we think about effective corrective exercises, being focused on thoracic curvature health matters more than the others.
Within the dozen thoracic intervertebral joints you’ll find the Autonomic Nervous System, these are the nerves that supply our Enteric Nervous System.
The Autonomic Nervous System dispatches Flight and rarely Fight in modern cultures. Flight, chronically, behaves as a hormonal form of victimization as if you are prey to predators. It carries your own weight poorly, albeit often ready to flee, quickly.
I believe poor posture often compresses the nerve supply throughout our ANS as it passes through the ribs and thoracic spine. This compression decreases the body’s ability to send necessary signals for all sorts of functioning. Breath control has a direct connection to these regions’ biomechanics.
The Enteric Nervous System also needs room to thrive, as it lines the entire digestive tract inside and out. As a result, the thoracic cage is where we can alleviate the most compression upon the digestive organs and their ENS.
Decompression Breathing is often an effective skill at combating this compression. Learn it like you would learn a language. Practice the slow skill of muscular thoracic cage breathing as often as you have the discipline to do. Decompression Breaths are a part of all Foundation Training poses and are a great life skill.
– Dr. Eric Goodman
NEW DATES! Certifications
Level 1 – Austin, TX – Sept 18-20, 2020 (The Onnit Academy)