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Overcoming back pain with Foundation Training

The Absolute Best Exercise for Back Pain Relief

Foundation Training - the absolute best exercise for back pain relief

I’ve dealt with lower back pain on and off for several years, but it was never painful enough for me to seek a long term solution. In March of 2016, I discovered kettlebells and started training heavily with them. As I have a tendency to do, I trained too hard too soon and severely injured my back. This was the point where I started getting serious about a long term back pain remedy. I discovered Foundation Training three years earlier after a previous and less severe back injury, but I was never consistent with it. After the most recent injury I picked up Foundation Training again to see if I could finally achieve long term back pain relief by integrating the training into my daily exercise regimen. In summary, it worked.

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DIY Wobble Board for Faster Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation

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Build Your Balance with a Balance Board You Build

I had the misfortune of rolling my ankle at the end of July 2016, so all experiments involving physical activity came to an abrupt halt for a time. I wish I could say I rolled it doing something cool, but I can’t. I was stepping off the edge of my garage (a height of about 1.5 inches) while carrying a large cumbersome box and my foot somehow landed wrong. Danger lurks everywhere! After an initial period of following the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation), I spent the next two days alternating between application of ice and heat to help keep the swelling to a minimum. After that, the focus was on getting back on my feet as quickly as possible, both literally and figuratively. My research led me to a quirky tool called a wobble board, read on to learn how to build your own and how I used mine to help rehabilitate my sprained ankle.

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True to Form Review Decompresion and Anchoring Example

True to Form Review

True to Form by Eric Goodman

Dr. Eric Goodman, the creator of Foundation Training, is back with a follow up to his first book, which I previously reviewed. The bottom line of that review is that Foundation Training is the real deal, it addressed my back pain, and I’m a believer in Dr. Goodman and his system. I preordered this book not knowing exactly what to expect, but hoping that it would break new ground and not just be a rehash of the material presented in the previous book. It was recently released and I’ve now read it all the way through. So, does it live up to my expectation? Read on to find out!

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Foundation Training Book Review – Redefine Your Core

Foundation Training Book

Conquering Back Pain With Foundation Training

Eight out of every ten people suffer from some form of back pain. Much of that back pain is attributed to poor posture and weak muscles due to the sedentary nature of our modern lifestyle. As a full-time desk jockey, I’ve had my share of back pain over the years and a search for remedies led me to Foundation Training. Does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out!

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