James Fisher PhD (james.fisher @ solent.ac.uk) is a Course Leader and Senior Lecturer for the School of Sport, Health, and Social Sciences at Southampton Solent University in the UK. He specializes across both exercise physiology, biomechanics, and resistance training. James is an active researcher publishing numerous peer-reviewed articles relating to health and fitness.
In this episode, we discuss lumbar biomechanics, ideal range of motion, best ways to utilize the MedX Lumbar Extension, workout tips, training volume during fatherhood, and much more.
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- 0:55 – Lumbar biomechanics and thoughts on loading spine in flexion
- 24:16 – How to figure out a client’s ideal range of motion
- 31:18 – Rep durations during a lumbar workout
- 41:20 – Views on 9 sets per muscle per week for hypertrophy
- 56:10 – Workout tips and training volume during fatherhood
Selected Links from the Episode
- 313 – Bill DeSimone on Joint-Friendly Fitness, the MedX Lumbar Extension, and his Favourite Workout Routines
- Joint-Friendly Fitness: Your Guide to the Optimal Exercise Program by Bill DeSimone
- The Joint Friendly Fitness Project
- MedX Machines
- HIT Business Membership
- MedX Lumbar Extension
- Nautilus Inc.
- Exercise Programming Series with Dr. James Fisher and Luke Carlson
- DEXA Scan
- The Colorado Experiment
- 315 – Mike Petrella and Michael Perilli – Does STG’s Colorado Experiment Create New Opportunities to Drive Client Results?
- Resistance Exercise Conference (REC)
- Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery by Christie Aschwanden
- Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee
- Flexed lumbar spine postures are associated with greater strength and efficiency than lordotic postures during a maximal lift in pain-free individuals by Ralph Carpinelli
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)