Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence
It isn’t very often that a new fitness idea comes around, but with Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence by Eric Goodman and Peter Park you’ll find a totally new approach to improving your health and fitness.
This book is the collaboration between two fitness and wellness experts that teamed up to create a fitness book that focuses on strengthening the back to enjoy true core fitness rather than focusing only on the abdomen.
Dr. Eric Goodman is a chiropractor who also works as a strength coach and personal trainer. His understanding of the back has led him to create a program that improves the body’s ability to heal and move with ease.
Peter Park is one of the top fitness trainers in the United States and has worked with top athletes and celebrities including Derek Fisher, Lance Armstrong, and Kelly Slater. He is the co-owner of Platinum Fitness Summerland and has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.
This dream team of exercise scientists bring a new approach to fitness that helps create more flexibility, improved endurance, along with more power. If you’ve been plagued by fitness programs that leave you feeling unbalanced and in pain, this program can teach you techniques that will turn those problems around.
You don’t have to be a body builder to know that fitness can be difficult. Many programs that focus on core fitness focus only on the abdominal muscles. The idea is that by strengthening them you’ll improve your fitness.
But with Foundation: Redefine Your Core Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence, you’ll find an approach that focuses instead on the back. By strengthening this area of the body you’ll have fewer problems with balance, back pain, and you’ll strengthen your entire body.
Often people who have back pain have a very tough time getting in shape. In spite of doing sit-ups and crunches, they never can seem to get relief. But by using the exercises in this book including stretches, you can become free of the pain and actually improve your fitness levels.
People who have had back injuries, surgery, and other back problems will be able to follow these easy instructions to strengthen the back and alleviate pain. Having a strong back creates a foundation upon which the rest of your fitness can be built. If you’ve ever experienced back pain you know that it can affect the way the rest of your entire body moves. And back pain can be chronic, persistent, and debilitating. But by following a program strengthening and stretching the back, you can have relief and be able to move with freedom once again.
When you’re getting started with an exercise program, you can quickly burn out as you experience pain and injury related to your back. But with this program you’ll experience the opposite – less pain and more flexibility.
As you follow the Foundation program you’ll be able to have better balance and exercise will actually become easier for you. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work hard or be dedicated, but it does mean that you’ll see real results. With a solid foundation and understanding of musculoskeletal structure and fitness, these two experts present a whole new way of becoming fit. By strengthening the back, all fitness areas become feasible.
When you dive in to Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence you’ll see a forward by Lance Armstrong. Armstrong has worked with both Goodman and Park and experienced this new fitness approach.
You’ll also find a helpful introduction to the program as well as a section that tells the backstory of this approach. You’ll learn how these two individuals developed the program and why.
The next chapter called Redefining the Core explains the concept of the core used in this program. Rather than focusing on the front of the body and the abs, this program focuses on the back of the body. This is an entirely new approach to core fitness.
The next chapter is titled The Roots of Back Pain. This is a wonderful chapter that explains why there are so many issues with back pain and how those issues develop. This sets the foundation for understanding the importance of this approach.
In The Anatomy of Foundation Movement you’ll learn more about basic human anatomy. This helps you to understand the basis for the exercises that follow in the next section. Knowledge is power and understanding how your body works will improve your ability to train it.
The next section is the Basic Workout. This includes five different basic exercises that will help you to strengthen your back and your core. These are the beginning exercises you’ll use to start the process. As you become more proficient in the exercises you can move on to the Moderate Workout. This section of the book includes seven exercises to help you strengthen your back, reduce pain, and prevent injury.
When you’ve mastered this section you can move to the final workout section titled Intense Workout. This section includes 10 exercises to improve your foundation. With all of the exercises in the book you’ll find full color photographs and clear instructions.
Following this section you’ll find bonus exercises that you can add to your routine when you’re ready. The next section is called The Foundation Lifestyle. This section goes beyond the exercises and explains the healthy lifestyle you need in order to achieve true fitness and wellness.
The next chapter, Training the Foundation Way, gives further guidance on how to improve your fitness as you expand upon the exercises provided in the chapter. The final sections of the book include an afterword, acknowledgements, and a section of online resources.
The book is organized in a way that makes sense. The exercises naturally flow from one to the next. They’re clearly described and easy to understand. You won’t have any trouble following along.
Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence is a great book for anyone who wants to get in shape but struggles with issues of back pain and imbalance. With this book you can learn exercises that strengthen your core by focusing on your back. When your back is strong and healthy, all fitness activities become easier to perform and you can truly improve your fitness and wellness.
If you have a job that requires you to sit all day, have a lot of stress, or have experienced an injury or surgery this book can help you to get the relief you desire. It goes beyond traditional exercise programs to create a program focusing on your back.
You’ll benefit if you want to get in shape, but pain has kept you from doing so. Many people who have followed this program find that their back pain has completely disappeared allowing them to improve their fitness for life. This approach is based on science and the experience of two industry professionals who really know what they’re doing.
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