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Foundation Training
« on: February 18, 2013, 12:44:22 PM »
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  • Recently took a pretty gnarly spill in VT and ended up with sciatica and a possible herniated disk. This made me realize I'm not young anymore and should probably keep up with myself while there's no swell. I've done yoga on and off for years and the usual gym training, but just found out about Foundation training. It seems that mr 11 time world champ does Foundation so I figured it was worth taking a look at.


    Anyone try this?

    http://foundationtraining.com/home/

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 12:43:12 PM »
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  • No but I watched that video. I guess I am cynical, but it seems like there is always someone telling us we are doing it wrong.




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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 12:58:22 PM »
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  • I suffer a lot from reoccurring back pain.
    In it right now as Im coming into the end of a month long high stress computer job sitting in a shitty chair.
    Yeah hurts like f*ck right now.


    The only thing that I know, for a fact, without exception is that one treatment does not fit all.
    I have a bunch of exercises that I do that help me.  They might kill someone else.


    I can say that a good kneeling chair has been the biggest change and best treatment for me.
    Changed everything for me.


    That and once your well enough to move and do yoga, gym, whatever you do, keep moving, the older you get the more you have to move.


    Back to the question though.
    Yes Ill try this, its good advice that follows what Anusara yoga has been saying for decades.
    The alignment is perfect and very very important.



    « Last Edit: February 19, 2013, 01:00:58 PM by jscottk »
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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 01:17:19 PM »
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  • All I know is this: At this point, I'm willing to give just about anything a try. My problem is more with my incredibly erratic schedule - it's hard to lock into anything that involves classes or set times. I'm pretty fortunate so maybe this program isn't really aimed at me that much: I don't have any nagging injuries, back problems or anything else right now really, but I'm fully aware of (and worried about) the other (preventative) side: If I don't stay on top of it and try to stay in the best shape possible, the injuries will come when I go out and try to "do what I always did before".


    I keep thinking that I need something new to try/think about, so thanks for the link.
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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 01:23:23 PM »
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  • Watched the whole website, its good stuff.
    But


    He has basically just stolen everything from Anusara yoga.
    Or maybe I should say simplified it and threw away the semi mumbo jumbo Tantric philosophy part..


    http://www.anusara.com/


    Then he left out any of the counter moves.  Bend one way, bend the other..
    Not that it matters, since what he is teaching will work, I just have to do it.
    « Last Edit: February 19, 2013, 01:38:27 PM by jscottk »
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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 02:47:14 PM »
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  • Recently took a pretty gnarly spill in VT and ended up with sciatica and a possible herniated disk. This made me realize I'm not young anymore and should probably keep up with myself while there's no swell. I've done yoga on and off for years and the usual gym training, but just found out about Foundation training. It seems that mr 11 time world champ does Foundation so I figured it was worth taking a look at.


    Anyone try this?

    http://foundationtraining.com/home/


    never tried it, but I do think you should start colon cleansing.

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 09:28:11 AM »
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  • Watched the whole website, its good stuff.
    But


    He has basically just stolen everything from Anusara yoga.
    Or maybe I should say simplified it and threw away the semi mumbo jumbo Tantric philosophy part..


    http://www.anusara.com/


    Then he left out any of the counter moves.  Bend one way, bend the other..
    Not that it matters, since what he is teaching will work, I just have to do it.


    Thanks guys for the feedback.


    For someone that enjoys yoga, but not so much the mumbo jumbo, this might be right up my alley. I downloaded the DVD and I'll be giving it a try once I'm healed a little better. Heck, I'll give Anusara Yoga a shot and just ignore the magical bits.


    I also have a sit in a chair all day computer work job that is starting to really kill my back, a kneeling chair sounds interesting. I'm using a lumbar thing that straps onto my normal crap chair and it does help, along with standing up once in a while and doing stretches. It's pretty amazing how unhealthy sitting is for us.


    Also, found this about correct posture. http://www.builtlean.com/2011/11/28/posture-problems/






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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 09:28:41 AM »
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  • Recently took a pretty gnarly spill in VT and ended up with sciatica and a possible herniated disk. This made me realize I'm not young anymore and should probably keep up with myself while there's no swell. I've done yoga on and off for years and the usual gym training, but just found out about Foundation training. It seems that mr 11 time world champ does Foundation so I figured it was worth taking a look at.


    Anyone try this?

    http://foundationtraining.com/home/


    never tried it, but I do think you should start colon cleansing.


    That's what coffee is for.  :P


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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 09:49:34 AM »
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  • yoga is nothing without the magical bits....

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 09:57:53 AM »
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  • First day..
    Studied and really worked on getting his "Foundation" stance correct.
    (I use to do a lot more yoga, and my wife is a certified anusara teacher, so I understand the basics)
    also went through the 12 minute series on you tube twice.


    Woke up with about 50% or more of the pain gone.


    Now, it could be that its healing itself, over time (it usually takes about 2 weeks)
    Or just moving it around helped (But I have been going to the gym, so thats out)


    Or as much as a skeptic that I am, it actually works and Clark Kent is on to something here.

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 05:19:28 PM »
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  • Gregg A - did you follow through with this and did it work?

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 01:16:44 PM »
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  • Gregg A - did you follow through with this and did it work?


    I did not.  :-[ 


    My sciatica subsided with time and rest then there were enough waves and diving to keep me somewhat active so all my crosstraining went straight out the window. I'll be basically landlocked for a few weeks so I'm getting back into a routine that includes Foundation along with some basic cardio and body weight training. As far as being a desk worker and staying healthy I got the app "Healthier" that reminds me once an hour to get up and move around. This has done wonders for my back and general health.


    Once I get back into Foundation I'll update with some real info.

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 01:28:36 PM »
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  • thanks for the update. i'm considering downloading it. i'm in and out of PT all the time. now it's my shoulder....
     
    i got a desk that goes up and down so i can stand as much as i want. that got rid of a lot of back / neck annoyances.

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 06:46:40 PM »
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  • i've done some foundation training before and it seems to work well. Specifically the rhomboid strengthening aspects for shoulder stability. But i've since found a better way of balancing my body...

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #14 on: January 17, 2014, 01:53:54 PM »
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  • i've done some foundation training before and it seems to work well. Specifically the rhomboid strengthening aspects for shoulder stability. But i've since found a better way of balancing my body...

    you're going to leave us hanging...?