Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence

Foundation Redefine Your Core Conquer Back Pain and Move with Confidence RADICALLY REDEFINE YOUR COREFoundation by Dr Eric Goodman and Peter Park shifts the training focus from the front of your body to the back By strengthening the full posterior chain and correcting poor

  • Title: Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence
  • Author: EricGoodman Peter Park Lance Armstrong
  • ISBN: 9781609611002
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • RADICALLY REDEFINE YOUR COREFoundation by Dr Eric Goodman and Peter Park shifts the training focus from the front of your body to the back By strengthening the full posterior chain and correcting poor movement patterns, you will maximize power, flexibility, and endurance and say goodbye to back pain.

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    1. I happened onto this bk via a healthy living website I frequent. After checking out Foundation Training’s website I went to and clicked-buy. Couldn’t wait to read more about this new approach on Foundation Training. I enjoy finding new and different ways to work out to add to my current routines and this one satisfied. Foundation Trainingkes sense. Interesting approach to core work utilizing hips, glutes and thighs rather than the front of the body. Bk is very informative, easy to understan [...]

    2. I actually finished this in November, but wanted to do the exercises for several weeks before I wrote a review. First: the book itself. It's divided into three sections; the beginning explains basic back anatomy and the purposes of the exercises; the middle has the exercise routines; and the end is a mish-mash of "lifestyle" advice ranging from diet to foam roller massage to proper weight-lifting technique. The last part is wholly unnecessary, but the first two sections are solid, especially the [...]

    3. Practical and immediately usefulI don't have any major back problems, but I do want to make sure I have good posture to prevent any potential injuries. This book is a practical intro into doing just that. I've already noticed improved posture and more strength and balance with my exercises and day to day activities. It's funny, but just doing the simple Founders exercises every morning has boosted my confidence just because of the improvements to my posture. I would recommend this to people who [...]

    4. I'm really excited to start the exercises taught in this book. I'm hoping it will help me get back my running legs! I've been in pain ever since my marathon in Oct so if this works I'll be singing it's praises! All of the concepts make sense so I'm pretty hopeful that this book is the answer to my many prayers for healing my back.

    5. Simple and clear. I skimmed most of it and went straight for the exercises, which seemed to help my back issues. I was having weird spasms (?) every once in a while, whenever I would reach for something. Now? Gone! And I even slacked off for a while. *COUGHSTILLAMCOUGH*

    6. A book that you never really finish. A real game changer for me-I would dearly love to take a fitness class with this guy, but for now, the book stays close to me.

    7. The main point from the book:- Pain comes from wrong movements- And it is also a result of weak musclesTo reduce you have got to train back muscles. Pretty straightforward.Useful exercises.- Back extender- Squads- Roller

    8. You will definitely build up your core and impress your doctor or chiropractor. . The stuff about eliminating back pain is pure nonsense. Back pain can have dozens od causes. This system addresses one of them.

    9. This book caught my eye when I was browsing titles on shoulder and back care. It’s endorsed by Lance Armstrong and a whole bunch of super athletes. I thought, “why not?” and requested it from the library. My first reaction was that the book is really nicely laid out, with readable text, clear diagrams, and glossy photos.Once I started reading, I realized how different the authors’ approach was to spine health. Their philosophy goes against the conventions that I have learned about core s [...]

    10. This book was recommended to me by my chiropractor, and after reading it I do have to say that the concept makes sense: teach your body to move properly and use the right muscles for their intended purpose, and set yourself up for an injury and pain-free future.What I liked: The diagrams of the muscles and the body, and the explanation of what each set of muscles are meant to do and how you can invite pain by not using them properly. The three workouts and the descriptions of how to do them, wha [...]

    11. Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence by Eric Goodman- Just finished the book but will state here in the beginning that I have not completed all the workouts as of yet.The book is divided in 3 sections based on pain level and then moving into prevention and strengthening. It presents testimonials from the likes of Lance Armstrong, Michael McConaughey, as well as various sport stars.The exercises are based on strengthening the Core but not as we all think of [...]

    12. You can probably gloss over the first half of the book, because the real meat and potatoes is the workout section. That isn't to say that the first half of the book is useless (its not), but if you are someone in pain or just looking to offset some of the damages of sitting then this is probably not where you will start your reading. The beginning of this book covers the causes for back pain, and some physiology type stuff, with just a sprinkle of celebrity testimonial. The second half is the wo [...]

    13. Though it spends a bit too much time tooting its own horn and has some low-value filler about nutrition and general fitness, this book has some solid ideas on core training and movement quality as a remedy for back pain. There's a simple 6-week program that introduces you to the Foundation exercises. I tried the first workout today, and while giving a great posterior chain stretch, it was mild enough that I don't think I'll have trouble integrating with the rest of my weight training and mobilit [...]

    14. I started this book and did a week or two of the basic exercises with noticeable results before getting into CrossFit Boot Camp and leaving it on the coffee table for two months. I read through the rest of their info and methods (they recommend Paleo) but don't plan to pick up the exercises again since BC is working so well for me. Both CF and these guys are looking to do the same thing, strengthen the posterior chain and reinforce proper movement patterns. I'm simply more likely to follow somet [...]

    15. I hardly know anyone who doesn't complain of back trouble at some time. I herniated two discs about 12 years ago and sometimes they come back to haunt me. I am a triathlete and since so much of my time is taken up with swimming, biking and running I needed a workout that would be highly effective, easy to learn and convenient to do (in other words, without the need of weights, bands, a gym, etc.). This is the BEST workout I've come across. Because all you need is yourself and the floor. That's i [...]

    16. Having experienced a back injury from an accident, I was looking for lasting solutions to be stronger and maximize pain relief. This works. When I remember to do it. The book is a bit long-winded for the amount of information shared. More anecdotal than statistical-based information, but useful, nonetheless. I suggest it for anyone with an injury or just wanting to have better posture. Strengthening the posterior chain vs focusing on the abs is definitely a switch-up from everything I've heard.

    17. Really appreciated the description of the anatomy of the back and causes of back pain. I have not yet tried the exercises, although several are similar to others given to me by my physical therapist and these have been very helpful in alleviating my back pain and preventing flare ups. I read this to get some more ideas for exercises since it can start to get a bit boring and repetitive and (for me) the key has been consistency. It's when I'm inconsistent that I get flare ups. I will try to updat [...]

    18. I just started following the Basic Workout Foundation program a week ago as outlined in this book. I feel stronger and that my posture is improving. I still have back pain (had surgery 10 months ago and have been suffering for over 2 years) but it's certainly too soon to expect big changes. However, given my results so far, I think the exercises outlined in this book will very helpful tools to facilitate my recovery.

    19. First, the book is beautiful. Great photos, fonts, layout, etc.Second. I think this does a fantastic job of addressing one of the most basic things that is wrong with most modern civilizations. That is correcting bad movement patterns. Foundation offers a practical approach for resetting how your body has learned to move. In a nutshell it is similar to a practical, applied combination of yoga and pilates.

    20. Puts to rest the notion that your abs are the "core". Clear directions & photos to teach you the exercises. I actually had this book spiral bound so I could lay it flat while doing the exercises. I'll use it as a reference for a long time.

    21. I've seen great results with these exercises. 5-10 minutes, 3x week for a healthy low back. The authors spend a bit too much time self-validating but skip that talk and read the mechanics of the movements instead.

    22. Fitness idea of the decade? Stretching and strengthening for pain-free back, athletic performance, injury prevention. Watch these videos: foundationtraining/movemen

    23. Very informative book. Great suggestions for exercises which may help with the following: Correcting strength imbalances, improving posture and reduced back pain. Easy to read, great pictures and written in terminology all can understand. I recommend this book.

    24. There's a lot of good stuff in here, but I haven't been able to bring myself to do the exercises to ease back pain. I've watched the DVD version, and I'm much better able to understand the mechanics in that format vs the print format.

    25. Desperate to stay out of PT and willing to try anything. Would have rated higher if the writers were not so full of themselves.

    26. Excellent. Have only done the first level exercises sporadically; even so, they seem to have already provided significant benefit.

    27. The section on the back exercises and foam rolling are useful, the rest is filler. The back exercises have been useful so far.

    28. Very well written. I'll try to remember to update the review after I do the program for a couple of weeks.

    29. I know several people who do the exercises religiously and they have found relief from pain. Cannot wait to join them.

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