07 Jun Knees over Toes Guy Method for Back Rehab: My thoughts
The knee-over-toe guy is trendy right now. You’ve probably heard of him. You may have tried some of his knee protocols, which might help some people. But, with backs, the problem is this: each injury is unique, and you must treat every injury with its unique pain generators. Therefore, there is no one size fits all approach to back pain.
My biggest ‘gripe,’ if you will, is while on the Mark Bell podcast where Ben “feels that we don’t know very much about the back and how to train it.” To this quote, I really don’t know what to say other than I disagree and that he should read a book or two on the back. I’ll even send him one.
But to summarize: Every exercise MUST have a specific purpose. Every exercise is a tool; there are no inherently wrong exercises, just lousy application/timing. For example, the Jefferson curl might help some in certain situations, but blindly telling people to do the Jefferson curl without knowing anything about their back injury is STUPID.