Bill DeSimone is the author of Congruent Exercise: How to Make Weight Training Easier on Your Joints. Bill De Simone. August 20, I. Introduction. A. ‘s bodybuilding lore part of today’s fitness industry. 1. s bodybuilding images. 2. Congruent Exercise by Bill DeSimone. 1. Congruent Exercise: A Trainer’s Guide To Biomechanics Bill DeSimone ; 2.

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All or nothing thinking: Christina marked it as to-read Apr 04, Sticking Point of an Exercise. If you are still doing heavy squats and deadlifts you need to read this book before you damage your knee cartilage the way I did.

Congruent Exercise: How To Make Weight Training Easier On Your Joints

Macho stubbornness resulted in a list of aches and pains that were probably all avoidable. His idea was picked up by another Exerclse. When some of the top exercise experts in the world want to brush up on biomechanics and exercise selection, Bill is often their first port of call. That move is basically an isometric contraction of the thighs – in the position of maximum resistance movement arm and maximum muscle torque — but it is an isometric contraction.

Antonio Luis marked it as to-read May 31, If most non-trainees stayed with leg press-chest press-pulldownthey would desimon get most of what they will [ever] get from weight training. Stopping the set because your muscles burn too much is not the same as a one-rep max; ideally your set is somewhere in between, maybe slightly more towards effort.

How to apply congruent exercise into an endurance context. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. As I read each page there is a pencil in my hand and I am marking up key paragraphs If you are interested in flash and sizzle, you might overlook this book, but you shouldn’t. What is your view as regards the appropriate cadence for exercises?


Next, a man squatting in a smith machine, no bottom stops, breaks the lock in his knees, continues to descend to where his spine gets crushed and turns into a quadriplegic. In my opinion this book should be required reading for anyone who trains themselves or clients, and it should be a key component of any certification program.

It is the logic of it I like, when things hold together in consistent ways.

My favorite writer was Mike Mentzerand his articles led me to Ellington Darden. Wish I’d had this book years ago! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I bil. How about a routine consisting of isomeric contractions — incidentally with no momentum – but ensuring that in each one the muscle is placed in the most appropriate position — i.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Monday, November 17, Optimal Exercise: Bill also seems to think that one must use heavy loads in dedimone to become well developed in terms exerciae bodybuilding. I was skeptical at first, too. And just a couple of weeks ago Exercis decided my 7-year old son was progressing with his situps so well that I introduced wall sitting for household infractions. Mike rated it it was ok Apr 04, It turns out that “soreness” I thought was a sign I had done a great workout was actually joint inflammation.

Relating to HIT One of the moves that you recommend is the wall sit – a static squat.

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She gave it 3 or 4 tries before simply finding ways to avoid it. Great podcast from corporatewarrior and Bill DeSimone. Full Range of Motion.

I’m applying his ideas in my own training, and have nothing but good things to say about the results.

An Interview with Bill DeSimone. Theoreticallyisometric or very limited range motions around the joint angle for peak muscle torque should be the most efficient way to load a muscle. Congreunt just amazing to find the wall sit in your book.


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Based on my observations of the other speakers and the reaction to my slides, I made a few changes to how I presented going forward.

Open Preview See a Problem? Anu marked it as to-read Feb 06, Now, I want that, too, but I also want the right side. I’ve always had a problem with the specific words used to describe basic concepts. After a few weeks though, I have to admit that my body is feeling better, and instead of “going downhill” like I feared I would, I’m actually gaining strength.

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I will put up a proper review in a few days, but I am really savouring it at the moment. And make no mistake, injuries come when you train hard. What could be more counter productive than getting injured from an activity you do to benefit your body?

The biceps, though, I was just doing a congrkent curl, when Dewimone felt a snap by my shoulder blade and felt slithering down my shoulder. Specifying a specific number of seconds to perform the positive or negative is an interesting tool, but not definitive.

Two last slides to finish this introduction to Joint Friendly Fitness: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Sorry to learn that you find the comment system challenging. You are loading the deep muscles [simply] by holding them steady while the superficial muscles move the load An example of the point I was trying to make is, if you are doing a squat, hold your spine steady while the glutes and quads lift, compared to flexing and extending the spine under a squat weight.

Wherever you are in that, the trick is to balance effort with fatigue.