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#131-Beth Lewis: The Art of Stability—Learning about pain, mitigating injury & moving better in

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Published on 05 Oct 2020 / In Film & Animation

Beth Lewis is a former professional dancer and a self-described “educator of movement” who has an unmatched ability to assimilate information and customize training plans from multiple training systems. In this episode, Beth takes us through how she identifies problematic movement patterns and postures to help individuals relieve pain, avoid injury, and move better within all types of exercise. She explains how movement is in fact a trainable skill and provides suggestions for what people can add to their exercise routine to benefit their health and longevity.

We discuss:
-Beth’s “way of no way” training philosophy [4:45]
-Beth’s background in dancing and how she ended up in New York City [7:30]
-Beth’s transition to fitness coaching and how her training philosophy has evolved [12:45];
-Functional Range Conditioning and scapular mobility [21:50];
-An overview of Postural Restoration Institute, and Peter’s squat assessment [35:30];
-The important connection between the ribs and breathing [39:45];
-The role of sitting and external stress in chronic muscular tension [42:30];
-The important role of your toes, minimalist footwear, and toe yoga [44:30];
-Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) [48:30];
-A different view on knee valgus [52:45];
-Is there such a thing as “bad posture”? [56:30];
-How Beth identifies an issue, addresses it, and keeps clients motivated [58:45];
-Lifting weights, the Centenarian Olympics, and dancing into old age [1:11:00];
-The importance of the hamstrings versus abs [1:21:15];
-Benefits of rowing, and why everyone should add it to their exercise regimen [1:27:15]
-Different roles of concentric versus eccentric strength [1:35:15];
-Flexibility and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) [1:39:40];
-Training versus playing sports, and the best type of activity for kids [1:43:00]; and

Show notes page: https://peterattiamd.com/bethlewis

The Peter Attia Drive is a weekly, ultra-deep-dive podcast focusing on maximizing health, longevity, critical thinking…and a few other things. With over 10 million episodes downloaded, it features topics including fasting, ketosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, mental health, and much more.

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