Bill DeSimone's new book, Congruent Exercise, is exciting me! I will put up a proper review in a few days, but I am really savouring it at the moment. As I read each page there is a pencil in my hand and I am marking up key paragraphs.....then I find that I am marking the whole thing!
In this new book, Bill is covering much of the same material that was in his first book - Moment Arm Exercise - but he has refined his presentation and the whole argument is very clearly presented.
Moment Arm Exercise fascinated me and I used to study it like a text book, I still dig it out to check out the worth of different movements. Congruent Exercise is more like a manifesto, a simple pulling together of premises to give a clear and logical prescription for exercise. Safety is key to all this, designing movements that reflect proper joint and muscle function, informed not by "feel" or dogma, but anatomy and mechanics.
As I say, I'll put up a proper review in a few days, but for now suffice to say that this is the best book I've read this year. You can get a copy at Bill's eBay store here, or read about the book on its Facebook Page.
I intereviewed Bill way back here and it is interesting to see that some of the things we touched on in that interview are developed a bit in the new book - such as the role of postural muscles.
You can see some of his videos here.