Foundation Training

foundation training
DVD cover image of Foundation Training (pic from Amazon).

I recently read Foundation Training: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence, and started the basic exercises the next day. While my back pain didn’t magically disappear (of course), I feel stronger and more confident already. I’ve only been doing the exercises for a few days and started a little more conservatively than the book recommends. My body tends to react poorly to new exercises if I start them too intensely.

I enjoyed the philosophy of the book enough to do something I almost never do—order fitness DVDs. The Foundation DVDs have updated exercises and arrived in my mailbox today. I’m very excited to watch them this evening. I don’t see how strengthening the lower back, gaining flexibility, and keeping good posture can do anything but great things for the unwell body.

Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, low back pain, etc. all tend to push western medicine practitioners toward prescribing pills and/or surgery. I don’t want any of those drastic measures. I appreciate an approach that involves self-motivation and control, which is what Foundation training allows. I can do these exercises and give them a shot rather than wallowing in the bottom of a pill bottle. Giving a sense of empowerment to chronic pain patients is priceless.

I highly recommend checking out Foundation Training. It might not be right for you, but it’s worth at least investigating it as an option. Let me know how it goes!

2 Replies to “Foundation Training”

  1. I’m interested to hear how you still use these, and if they worked…or not.
    Thanks for sharing your stories with us through this blog – really enjoying it so far!

    1. Angela, thank you! I continue to do a modified version of Foundation Training. For some reason, The Founder doesn’t work for me. In fact, it messes with my pelvic alignment. However, I believe that core strength is imperative to spinal stability and health. I do planks, side planks, and all kinds of other core stability exercises almost every day. I now have much less back pain and have started running again. 🙂 I hope you’re well!

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