The Project: Kuwait

Coach Saad Discusses Movement as a Cultural Issue in Kuwait vs France, Back Pain, Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Why 8,000+ steps per day may help you feel better

April 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 38
The Project: Kuwait
Coach Saad Discusses Movement as a Cultural Issue in Kuwait vs France, Back Pain, Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Why 8,000+ steps per day may help you feel better
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The Project: Kuwait
Coach Saad Discusses Movement as a Cultural Issue in Kuwait vs France, Back Pain, Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Why 8,000+ steps per day may help you feel better
Apr 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 38
Mahdi Aloun, Saad
During this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi sits down with Coach Saad, a Kuwaiti trainer who specializes in movement and lack of movement. Coach Saad has found that inactivity is a cultural problem in Kuwait that leads to many problems such as unnecessary back pain, ineffective workouts, and improper technique. By intentionally integrating micro-workouts into your daily life, you can improve your wellbeing and boost your fitness life.
Show Notes

Time Stamps:

0:49 – Mahdi introduces Coach Saad.

1:38 – Coach Saad describes his background as a boxing trainer in France before moving to Kuwait and getting into personal training.

3:25 – Mahdi asks about the main differences that Saad notices between his clients in France and those in Kuwait.

4:17 – Saad says that a lot of his Kuwaiti clients are overweight and need adjusted exercise plans that are not so hard on their joints.

5:30 – Saad talks about the cultural problem of inactivity. Even kids in Kuwait are not getting into sports and their health is not really supported at school.

7:03 – Saad advises parents to get their kids into some kind of activity such as swimming, judo, and running.

9:24 – Saad says that one of the main issues with kids sitting so much during the day is that they are developing a constant slouch that will impact them throughout their whole life.

10:31 – Saad talks about how to get started in correcting your posture and becoming more active.

12:44 – The conversation then turns to improving your walking, running, and exercising technique and gait.

13:25 – Mahdi mentions the Exos program that helps people unlearn bad behaviors through corrective exercises.

14:18 – Saad mentions that correcting your form and technique is not the hardest thing to learn, but it does take the longest. Specifically benchpress and deadlift. He gives specific examples of how he helps his clients.

18:00 – Saad says that the best way to help people is by telling them where they should feel everything so they can know immediately if they are doing it right.

19:17 – Mahdi talks about the resurgence of deadlifts and squats with the popularity of CrossFit.

21:20 – Saad talks about the hardest part of training not being the actual teaching of the techniques but convincing the clients of the importance of proper form.

24:10 – Mahdi and Saad transition the conversation to talk about people who spend most of their days sitting at their desks and in their cars. Setting small challenges throughout the day to stay active can make all the difference.

26:20 – Saad discusses the importance of stretching your hip flexors, and he will put some examples on his Instagram.

27:30 – Saad and Mahdi give some good stretching examples.

29:48 – Saad then talks about the causes of back pain such as anterior pelvic tilt.

31:00 – Mahdi and Saad say that people often experience pain while working out after they have been inactive all day because they haven’t warmed up.

33:36 – Mahdi asks about the benefits of strength training versus just walking or jogging.

35:00 – Saad says that everyone should do basic strength training either at the gym or at home just to remain active. Walking should not be considered exercise because everyone should be getting 8,000+ steps per day.

37:30 – Saad discusses the main differences he has noticed being a trainer in the Middle East. 

45:29 – Saad says that being consistently active during the day will also boost your workout time and he emphasizes the importance of warming up and cooling down.

46:45 – Saad talks about your capability of doubling your calorie burning every day just by reaching 8,000+ steps per day and he give some suggestions for doing so.

49:00 – Mahdi emphasizes the benefit to both you and your kids when you take them outside to play at the end of the day.

49:37 – Saad says that he has had so many clients tell him how much better they feel when they are traveling because they are actively exploring a new city.

50:17 – Saad talks about his current project, which is continuing his education and helping his clients go from injury to strength.


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