Knowledge about proper form, different ways to exercise, body mechanics or nutrition is quite useful when you are trying to attain your version of fitness or just want to understand more about your body. These are just a few resources that are constantly on my rotation that I find useful.
I will break up the resources post to keeping this one just to YouTube Channels & Videos.
Dalibor Petrinic – https://www.youtube.com/user/DaliborPetrinic
This guy is amazing. Way back before I started getting underneath sandbags I started watching his videos and not long after I purchased my first. Don’t expect him narrating everything, as I have not found any yet where he is talking about form or whatnot. Instead the videos are him focused on his movements & showing what can be done with sandbags, body-weight and other tools. Some of the videos will have a list of what he will be doing prior, which is helpful. Lastly chances are if he is speaking it will not be in English but I personally don’t think it really matters.
The Movement Fix – https://www.youtube.com/user/themovementfix
Dr. Ryan DeBell has very informative and helpful visual examples to fixes and movements. It is helpful as he breaks down whatever topic (like running cadence) he is discussing into easy to digest examples and queues. Most of the time he will show a movement or area of the body he is talking about using that part of a skeleton before doing the movement himself. Initially I was directed to his site by Squat University (I will get to them later) of his discussion about how hip anatomy can easily differ between people. It is a really important article that touches on the importance individualization when it comes to squat form. Our bodies are not alike, nor will our squats necessarily be.
Tony Gentilcore – https://www.youtube.com/user/HurstTony/featured
There is a wealth of knowledge in these videos ranging from stretches to specific exercises. I enjoyed his video on real vs. BS hip flexor stretch. It definitely made me check my form closer & make sure my clients are not doing the BS version. His website is chock full of info also: http://tonygentilcore.com/
Squat Development With Pat Sherwood – https://youtu.be/WOLyHSIsPk0
I have found this video is a really good video about developing & improving squat form. Of course there are a lot of videos out there as it is important. It is always helpful when the individual explaining form has a subject to use while explaining it. This video is a good way to reset and assess yourself. I have and still will watch this as a refresher and pick up cues that are quite helpful.
How To Crawl The Right Way by Tim Anderson – https://youtu.be/iPdTS4WIvZ8
Crawling is such a great full body exercise and I think underutilized. Tim of Original Strength gives a lesson on crawling. I find this a good intro for my clients, I just tweak it a bit to make it a bit easier & progress to his version over time. His book Original Strength (book) is on my shortlist to buy. I am really interested in learning more about animal movements such as this as they are a good test of not only full body strength but mobility and agility.
BONUS (since I mentioned it above)
Squat University – @squatuniversity OR squatuniversity.com
I first came across them on Twitter and saw this article Can The Knees Go Over The Toes? (Debunking Squat Myths) . Dr. Aaron Horschig & the rest of the crew always have great tips & suggestions constantly. What I was also impressed with is how much and often they respond to questions and comments on a pretty consistent basis on Twitter and Instagram. If you want to go straight to the articles check out the website.
Other YouTube video channels I should check out? Let me know.
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