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Episode Info: My guest today is Bill Desimone. Bill is considered by many to be one of the most knowledgeable experts in applied exercise biomechanics. He has an incredible ability to look at the different joints and lever systems of the body like an engineer, understanding what those systems are capable of and using that knowledge to point out how so much of what people do in an attempt to get a better workout in is actually causing serious damage to their body! In this chat Bill and I discuss how many people often mistakenly associate bodily discomfort with exercise being more effective, the most dangerous and damaging exercises that are still touted as top training methods, ways to make exercises more effective WITHOUT increasing injury risk, and much more. So enjoy this chat with author, speaker, and trainer, Bill Desimone. Notes and resources: Bill’s website: http://optimalexercisenj.com/ Bill on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdFeX3kO5Zt9ccqc0v7G72A Congruent Exercise: https://www.amazon.com/Congruent-Exercise-Weight-Training-Easier/dp/1467930415 Outline: 2:30 – Bill’s story 4:45 – The mistake many trainers make when structuring programs for their clients 6:45 – How exercise plans can contradict basic biomechanics 12:45 – How most people (often mistakenly) associate bodily discomfort with effective exercise 15:15 – How kettlebell swings are incredibly dangerous for the spine 19:45 – Difference between muscular fatigue and strain on joints in exercise 21:30 – How to make pushups more difficult without increasing injury risk 26:00 – Moment arm explained and how it affects the difficulty of an exercise 29:15 – The type of injury that can occur if someone doesn’t appreciate the moment arm and overexerts themselves 33:15 – How to use the point of maximum moment arm to increase the difficulty of an otherwise easy exercise 37:00 – The benefits of tracking vanity metrics in strength training 43:00 – The lifestyle habits of people Bill works with OUTSIDE of their training time 44:50 – Common pain points among people who spend a lot of time sedentary, and how to counteract them 48:30 – Exercises that often result in lower back injuries 54:00 – Bill’s take on the machines vs free weights argument 59:15 – Where to start if you’re returning to strength training after a long period of neglect 1:03:30 – How people get discouraged from exercising due to marketing 1:07:30 – The most easily accessible exercise Bill recommends for people starting a new workout regiment 1:22:00 – Poorly designed exercises that frequently cause injury The post Episode 21 – Joint Friendly Exercise with Bill Desimone appeared first on Deskbound. ...
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