Whether you respect him or not due to the tactics for getting to an elite level, one thing you have to respect is his exercise routines, the time and effort he puts into getting into amazing shape, and the feats he's been able to accomplish over the last 10+ years.
A few months ago I met the creator of Lance Armstrong's low back workout, Dr. Eric Goodman, who named the strengthening exercises "Foundation". I was able to sit down and have an hour long conversation about the strategies he uses with Lance and some of the other clients he works with (many pro athletes as well). He explained to me about the posterior chain of muscles (muscles from our back to our hamstrings to our calves) weakening due to our daily activities and how this leads to back pain. I've just started recently doing these exercises myself, and I wanted to share them with you and my patients. They are best explained in his book called Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence. More information can be found on their website - www.foundationroots.com
I'm looking forward to exploring these exercises and see how they help with my own core strength, and the outcomes with my patients. I have started teaching these to my patients this week... and I shall share the success stories with you as they come in.
Check out the video links and link to amazon for the book if you're interested. As always, let me know what you think!