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Re: Foundation Training
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2014, 04:10:11 PM »
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  • sitting is the devil.  I've had debilitating pain for past 6 mos - especially when I wake up (bending to put on pants/shoes before I've been up & moving for awhile - forget it).  I'm intrigued after watching intro clip.  Current lower back issue has been disastrous for my surfing, which was pretty disastrous to begin with!  I can arch in 'backbend' position (or similar -- chest up / baby cobra) with no problem.  Bending or curling 'forward' (the opposite movement) is almost impossible.  I've been seeing chiro recently - helped a bit (along w/ serious stretching -- extremely tight hamstrings & hips seem to be big part of problem).

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #16 on: January 17, 2014, 04:30:50 PM »
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  • ^that sucks ankles... getting the stand-up desk has helped me a lot. not sure if you can try to set up something like that? i realized that when i was on vacation, any back / neck pain vanished. i am convinced it was the sitting all day - commute + long hours at a desk / in meetings = EVIL

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #17 on: January 17, 2014, 05:03:27 PM »
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  • I mentioned it earlier, but I should say using this http://healthier.lessapps.net/ has done wonders for me. I'll get up every 45 minutes no matter what and do a few stretches, take a quick walk, play with the dog, then get back to work. Doesn't have to be that app, maybe a simple egg timer or something. I can sit in unhealthy cafe chairs, stools, crappy wooden chairs, etc all day and not have the pain I used to with expensive office furniture. I haven't tried the standing desk route but have heard good things as long as you use a yoga mat or something similar for your feet.

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #18 on: January 17, 2014, 07:48:10 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...?


    ha...sorry. Its not a miracle routine or anything. I've just found the right combination of 1.most effective and 2.time efficient exercises that keep the body in balance. Something that is easy to be consistent with, cause that's the key.


    Everybody has their own trouble spots but generally, a lot of the same nagging joint issues are surprisingly common. So, I went about finding/creating a few complex movements that stretch and strengthen key joint stabilizers. If you're seriously interested I could divulge, but I'll have to explain in great detail as the form is most important.

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #19 on: January 17, 2014, 07:54:46 PM »
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  • sitting is the devil.  I've had debilitating pain for past 6 mos - especially when I wake up (bending to put on pants/shoes before I've been up & moving for awhile - forget it).  I'm intrigued after watching intro clip.  Current lower back issue has been disastrous for my surfing, which was pretty disastrous to begin with!  I can arch in 'backbend' position (or similar -- chest up / baby cobra) with no problem.  Bending or curling 'forward' (the opposite movement) is almost impossible.  I've been seeing chiro recently - helped a bit (along w/ serious stretching -- extremely tight hamstrings & hips seem to be big part of problem).


    Probably a tight psoas. You seem to have all the symptoms. The tight hamstring/hip is a byproduct of a tight psoas which is very common for desk dwellers.

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #20 on: January 17, 2014, 08:05:27 PM »
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  • A quick search will show you what I'm talking about. Ankleslapper, I hereby prescribe 3 sets of this particular glute exercise at a considerably high rep load, everyday.
                                                                         







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    Followed by this stretch. But do this twice daily. Once after your glute exercise and again in the evening.




    Hip Flexor Stretch


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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #21 on: January 17, 2014, 08:28:04 PM »
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  • I've been doing these 7minute workouts daily. Forgot what its called but you do go through 12 different workouts. Its supposedly pretty effective especially if you don't have enough time or patience to do much more. I have an app on my phone for it.

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    Re: Foundation Training
    « Reply #22 on: January 17, 2014, 09:14:41 PM »
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  • frontside/Gregg/snaggle: thanks for weighing in.  You're all right on, I think.  Frontside: those exercises will help back AND lift butt.  I'm on it.  Snaggle: I'd LOVE a standing, walking desk.  I don't have a commute anymore which generally means at desk (home office) with coffee at 8am, where I'm planted until about 8pm.  Gregg: I'm gonna have to get MILITANT about getting up / stretching / moving.  I've sat on yoga ball & all that, but I'm convinced we're supposed to be plowing fields & doing other things with our days.  NOT sitting.  Active vacation always helps.  Stress + desk jockey= wreck.  I need to be WAY more disciplined about stretching & moving - I know it helps.  Oh yeah, and just did quick read about psoas --- I'm a stomach sleeper & wake up so jacked it's ridiculous.  All very helpful & I'm going to try to be more aware -- I swear.
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