Bill DeSimone (Congruent Exercise) is a personal trainer known for his sensible, biomechanics-based approach to strength training and is the go-to biomechanics expert for some of the best high-intensity trainers in the world like Dr Doug McGuff and Skyler Tanner. Starting as a trainer in 1983 in New York City, in 2006 he opened his own studio, Optimal Exercise, in central New Jersey. He is the author of Congruent Exercise: How to Make Weight Training Easier on Your Joints (Kindle version); and the upcoming Joint-Friendly Fitness: Your Guide to the Optimal Exercise Program. He has presented at national conferences, provided in-services for private studios, and consults online or by phone with individual exercisers.
In this episode, we cover:
Bill’s severe shoulder injury and subsequent surgery, which left him very debilitated but gave him a whole new perspective and appreciation for physical therapy.
How to think about risk in recreational sports as you age and how to incorporate “play” activity safely into your lifestyle.
How to get the most out of clients during workouts and how to motivate loved ones to exercise.
… and much, much more
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Nautilus Duo Squat Machine
- Nautilus, Inc
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- Walking football
- Gracie Jiu Jitsu
- Discover Strength
- Frozen shoulder
- Body by Science: A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body Building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week by Dr Doug McGuff and John R. Little ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Inform Fitness
- 42 Comparing and Contrasting Congruent Exercise Methodologies (Inform Fitness Podcast with Bill DeSimone)
- 20 Biomechanics Expert and Author, Bill Desimone (Inform Fitness Podcast with Bill DeSimone)
- Congruent Exercise: How To Make Weight Training Easier On Your Joints by Bill DeSimone ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Kettlebells ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Physical Culture
- Progressive Resistance Exercise. Technic and Medical Application by T.L. & Wtkins, A.L. DeLorme ( Amazon UK )
- Super Slow: The Ultimate Exercise Protocol by Ken Hutchins ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Nautilus Nitro Leg Press
- A Guide to Moment Arm Exercise
- The New High-Intensity Training by Dr Ellington Darden ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- The Body Fat Breakthrough: Tap the Muscle-Building Power of Negative Training and Lose Up to 30 Pounds in 30 Days! By Dr Ellington Darden ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Biomechanics For Dummies by Steve McCaw ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Kinesiology for Dummies by Steve Glass ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Pocket Anatomy of the Moving Body by Professor John Brewer ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise: Molecules That Move Us by Christopher M. Gillen ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Arthur Jones
- Mike Petrella (Listen to my episode with Mike here)
- Steve Maxwell (Listen to my episodes with Steve here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)
- Andy Magness (Listen to my episode with Andy here)
- Laval St Germain (Listen to my episode with Laval here)
- Mike Mentzer
- Dr Doug McGuff (Listen to my episodes with Doug here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5)
- Adam Zickerman (Listen to my episode with Adam here)
- Luke Carlson (Listen to my episodes with Luke here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5)
- Dr Wayne Westcott (Listen to my episode with Wayne here: Part 1 and Part 2)
- Dr Ellington Darden
- Paul Wylie
- Ken Hutchins