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Align Podcast

Welcome to the Align Podcast, hosted by me, Aaron Alexander. This is a place where we focus on optimizing your mind, body, and movement through exploring unconventional approaches and unique viewpoints on all things health, wellness, and life. I'm joined by top wellness experts and world-renowned thought-leaders, including Byron Katie, Bruce Lipton, Aubrey Marcus, Jim Kwik, Marriane Williamson, Ben Greenfield, Robb Wolf, Shawn Stevenson, Abel James, Mark Sisson, Wim Hof, James Clear, Zach Bush, Gabby Reece, and many more. Get ready for deep conversations that open you up to new perspectives and ways of life that will ultimately take your mental, physical, and emotional wellness to the next level. If you love this podcast, I would love for you to connect with me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.
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Jan 27, 2022
What if the solution to your chronic knee pain lies in how you exercise the often-neglected body parts, like your toes, feet, and ankles Whatever pain you're going through, there's always someone who can offer the tools for your own breakthrough. Ben Patrick (known online as "Knees Over Toes Guy"), the founder and CEO of Athletic Truth Group (ATG), worshipped basketball since he was a kid, but at 9 years old, chronic knee problems started crushing his dreams…or so he thought.

By 18, he had 3 surgical knee alterations and decided to quit basketball. Driven to heal himself naturally, Ben experimented with unorthodox methods and was introduced to Charles Poliquin's "knees over toes" training techniques - something prohibited in college sports. Despite criticisms, Ben kept doing his training and regained his athleticism. At 21, he was offered a full-ride basketball scholarship and transformed his basketball career. Not long after, Ben needed to let go of a full-ride D1 scholarship because of NCAA eligibility rules. Not to mention his strength coach then was against his knees over toes training, too.

Now in his 30s, Ben has a record-breaking 42-inch vertical jump even elite NBA players find hard to top. On a mission to educate people and alleviate the epidemic of knee surgeries, he spends countless hours producing free content and designing programs based on the knees over toes approach. Ben's methods focus on transforming one's athleticism by strengthening the body from the ground up, which means re-integrating the toes, feet, ankles, and the anterior tibialis. He explains why we need to practice walking backward and reveals the secrets to pain-free knees by doing backward sled drags and split squats.

Our conversation gets more personal as Ben reveals the driving force behind his epic wins and how he deals with pain and failures. He also looks back on his battle with depression and painkiller addiction and shares the most important lesson he learned from it.

 

What we discuss:

00:00 - Introduction to Ben Patrick

4:00 - What does "knees over toes" training mean?

8:50 - Reversing pain through manual therapy

13:00 - Exercises to banish your knee pain & reveal your weak spots

16:20 - What split squats are for & why you need to work on your anterior tibialis

18:15 - How to drastically improve your vertical leap & dunk like the world's top jumpers

20:00 - How to relieve tight hip flexors + Glute workout that’s perfect for the elderly

22:20 - No-nonsense tips to staying driven & motivated

27:00 - The "Sled" Metaphor: How to find light in your life's darkest moments

31:00 - Debunking popular myths about movement & sports training

33:50 - Why you need both strength & flexibility in sports & life

36:20 - Training advice for athletes & sports enthusiasts

 

Learn more from Ben Patrick:

Website: www.atgonlinecoaching.com/

Youtube: TheKneesovertoesguy

Instagram: @kneesovertoesguy

Book: “ATG For Life” by Ben Patrick

 

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