17 Feb RT 161 | Dr. Stuart McGill – How To Achieve Optimal Back Health

Dr. Stuart McGill, Professor of Spine Biomechanics, is BACK (pun intended), and is this week’s featured guest on the podcast.

Dr. McGill is a world-renowned lecturer and expert in spine function, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.

He has written more than 300 scientific publications on lumbar function, mechanisms of low back injury, investigation of rehabilitation programs matched to specific categories of back pain patients, and the formulation of work-related injury avoidance strategies. He has also provided expertise on assessment and reduction of the risk of low back injury to professional athletes and teams around the world.

Dr. McGill’s latest book – Back Mechanic – is a step-by-step guide to fixing back pain and his approach has helped thousands reclaim their lives.

During this interview, you’ll learn the truth about optimal back health, so you can improve your training performance and better achieve long term results.

Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode:

  • Are most causes of back pain truly unknown?
  • Why a good assessment will reveal the cause of any back issue
  • The final straw that broke the camel’s back
  • Cumulative events that can cause back pain
  • The single best way to prevent lower back pain
  • The “high spine power” principle
  • The magical blend of stability and mobility
  • What is the most damaging position for a spine and why?
  • The importance of training for specificity
  • Choosing the best tools to help your clients reach their goals
  • The ideal cue for spine position when lifting off the floor
  • What are the “BIG 3” exercises and why are they critical to a healthy back?
  • Adapting the “BIG 3” for those who suffer from chronic lower back issues
  • Back Mechanic: The Step-by-step McGill Method to fix back pain
  • Back Mechanic Myths
  • Rules for better back health
  • The balance between training too much and too little
  • What coaches can do to help their clients avoid back injury
  • Proof that adding carries to any training program will increase athleticism
  • The importance of core control
  • To express strength is a skill
  • Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation (3rd edition)
  • Everything you need to become your own back advocate

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