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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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