I gotta comment on all those guides contradicting each other, for all your brahs out there who feel confused about the whole thing.
I'm sure this is innocent, but they draw attention by discrediting common fitness practices ("everything you've done was wrong !"), the more popular the better.
Even more sad is the people who do it are actually very knowledgeable about what they're promoting, and they try to throw bombastic terms to stabilize their position (pun).
The guy who made the glute bridge video above, I bought his dvds on fixing posture, awesome stuff guy is an expert who knows his chit.
Goes and make videos "dogma of the week" were he discredits things like a foam roller (srsly), and he's planning to do videos explaining why squats & deadlifts are bad for you. (dude wtf)
Farther more says how you "shouldn't do *insert bodybuilding exercises* but instead do *functional stuff*". (how ignorant)
Sorry dude, might be nice to be inspired by people who push their bodies to different directions (dancers, bodybuilders, circus performers) than your own (mma & posture)
Dr. Evan Osar
A guru of how scapular stabilization effects the rest of the body.
Thanks to this guy I realized my RC problems were simply because of poor scapular stabilization, helped made my life and routine so much easier, thank you.
But then he likes to discredit a lot of things however, such as YTWs and common proven exercises, apparently bit insecure any youtube comments require his approval.
I just read his article, seems like a guy who obviously knows his chit about hip mobility, cool.
But discrediting stretching and myofascial release, son I dissapoint.
Bought his ebooks about managing muscle injuries (tears), good stuff helped me tons.
Also got an detailed breakdown of myofascial trigger points, dude that really impressed the ladies, thanks.
Then he goes and completely discredits static stretching, epic fail.
Dr. E. Sarno
The grand daddy genius of Tension Myositis Syndrome, this has helped tens of thousands heal their lower back pain with the power of their mind alone.
I have read his book, and gotta say this stuff is magic and is life changing, thank you doc.
Goes and says how it's a myth abs protect the spine / lower back .. well it's obvious he's not a fitness expert, but the inner abs (TVA) help stabilize the spine whenever he likes it or not.
So what do I do with all this mess :
I have already had good posture most of my life, once doing MMA (core, hip mobility, etc) twice a week and sitting 24/7, the other standing/walking/partying all day (zero training), this will be the 3rd time. (weight lifting, core, meditation)
• I don't need anyone to tell me there's only one golden way to fix posture, I already know that's wrong and there's tons of ways to improve posture.
• That means whatever frequency you want (once a week, every day), whatever type of exercise (static isometrics, dynamic mobility, etc), as long as you stick to it and monitor progress.
• Those guys are experts and I have learned tons from them, therefore I won't let their mountain of BS take away from the stuff which is useful.
• it all works
• learn what you can, disregard the bs fear mongering
• stick with whatever suits your lifestyle, schedule & preferences.