Donny Thompson may have the title as the “World Strongest Man”, but I find his innovation even more impressive. Donnie is the one that has brought us the Voodoo Bands, Fatbells, innovative treatments of the Low Back, and various other devices and techniques to improve mobility and prevent injuries. On today’s episode Donnie talks about how to diffuse the muscles of the trunk.. In the power lifting world the biggest enemy is the hernia…. Years ago Donnie began to experiment with ways to decrease the chances of hernias and the “Ex Wife” was born. In our office we use the “Ex Wife” along with other body tempering devices. Other innovators like Kelly Starrett and Jill Miller are advising to “Gut Smash” using different devices to diffuse the tissue of the abdomen. When this tissue is “matted down” and not freely moving it effects our breathing, our core stability, increases the lordotic curvature which ultimately creates pain, and the list goes on and on. Tune in to today’s episode. Remember to always consult with your physician before using Donnie’s advice, or smashing the gut.