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Stuart McGill

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Fix your own back pain with Dr. Stuart McGill

Simon Ward, The High Performance Human Triathlon Podcast

If you've ever suffered from specific or non-specific back pain, you’ll know how debilitating it can be. While you might avoid lifting heavy loads because of the risk of putting your back out, cyclists often have sore lower backs from the hours spent on the bike. Today's guest, Dr. Stuart M. McGill, is a distinguished professor emeritus, University of Waterloo in Toronto, Canada where he was a professor for 30 years. Stuart has authored several books (links in the show notes) and his advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts, medical groups, elite athletes, and teams from around the world.If you want to learn how to fix your own back pain and  enhance both injury resilience and performance you’ll find this conversation very interesting! We cover these topics and more:Why do folks suffer from a bad back? What are the most common causes for active folks and athletes? What percentage of chronic back pain sufferers can take their own steps to improving the situation? What steps would he recommend, how often and for how long? He outlines the core, which muscle groups are involved and how they impact spinal health What are the biggest myths that he observes regarding core training? He explains what his "big 3" core exercises are, and why they're so important Which common core exercises does he feel have real benefit and which does he advise we avoid?If you’d like to find out more about Dr. McGill please visit his website at www.Backfitpro.com where you'll find links to his books and courses, all blogs and past podcasts, and also links to clinicians who they have trained. You can also find him on Instagram - @backfitpro Stuart recommended several books:Stuart McGill booksHis book Back Mechanic was written for people with back pain.Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance is for people interested in training to manage a history of back pain but still train to high levels of performance.His other books are for strength athletes (Gift of Injury, co-authored with Brian Carroll) and clinicians (Low Back Disorders).Recommended BooksSupertraining  Mel Siff & Yuri VerkoshanskyPower of positive thinking - Norman Vincent Peale - written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile lifeThe quick and the dead - Pavel Tsatsouline - Total training for the advanced minimalist There are many videos of the Big 3 online. This is one that Dr. McGill referenced in the call: Brian Carroll: The Big 3 full breakdown Dr. McGill also mentioned training the fascia. If you're interested in this topic you might like this: Fascia Training Academy Get started with your 8 week mobility plan Become UNbreakable 8 week strength plan for endurance athletes Join our SWAT/High Performance Human tribe using this link, with a happiness guarantee! You can watch a brief video about the group by going to our website here, and join SWAT/High Performance Human tribe here. Purchase a copy of my High Performance Human e-book featuring more than 30 top tips on how to upgrade your life. If you would like to help offset the cost of our podcast production, we would be so grateful.  Please click here to support the HPH podcast.  Thank you! Visit Simon's website for more information about his coaching programmes.  Links to all of Simon's social media channels can be found here.  For any questions please email Beth@TheTriathlonCoach.com.

1hr 38mins

8 Feb 2023

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Clinical Savant Series: Prof. Stuart McGill Part 1 of 2

The Gestalt Education Show

Dr. Stuart McGill is a professor emeritus, at the University of Waterloo, where he was a professor for 32 years. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate back-pained people, and enhance injury resilience and performance. This produced over 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, and many international awards, and has mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey. Professor Stuart McGill has dedicated 32 years to investigating how the spine works, the mechanisms of pain, and proven ways to eliminate pain and restore pain-free activity. Prof. McGill believes the key to pain-free activity is to assess the pain mechanism and employ a matched approach. In today's episode, we dive into the first aspect of Stu's assessment, the interview. This takes place in his living room and as you will hear, everything is important. This was an insane experience for us to be able to spend a day in Stu's house and get to know him more. We are super thankful for the opportunity and hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Show Notes BackFitPro--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gestalt-education/support

1hr 24mins

30 Nov 2022

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Ep 138- Dr. Stuart McGill, Part 2: Be an Athlete 24/7 - From the Archives

The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast

In part 2 of this interview with Dr. Stuart McGill, we talk about the so often neglected/ overlooked lynchpin to performance and getting pain-free: move well 24/7/365. Simple, but not easy.  Pick up a copy Dr. McGill's Book: "Back Mechanic" to help gain better understanding of back pain, and how you can improve your daily habits to prevent it.  Read more on the HVTraining Blog: https://www.humanvortextraining.com/ Subscribe to the HVTraining YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/HVTraining Coach Brodie's Book “Strength Training for Cycling Performance” Learn all bout Strength Training for Cycling Strength Training for Cyclists Certification Insiders List --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/menachem-brodie/support


25 Sep 2022

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SSCT 137- Dr. Stuart McGill, Back Pain in Cyclists- From the Archives

The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast

Dr. Stuart McGill's lifetime of work has been studying the Lower back to figure out the mechanics and many mechanisms that causes pain....and how to better treat lower back pain. I'll be spending this weekend with Dr. McGill and some of my fellow BackfitPro certified family members, to learn, hone, and refine how we work to help those with back pain....so what better episode to share from the archives, than the interview Dr. McGill and i did back at the start of the SSCT podcast. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/menachem-brodie/support

1hr 3mins

19 Sep 2022

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Fixing Back Pain With Dr. Stuart McGill


In this episode we speak with Dr. Stuart McGill about fixing back pain.Dr. McGill is Distinguished Professor Emeritus (after 32 years at the University of Waterloo, Canada) who authored over 240 scientific journal papers, 4 books, and mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey. Investigations in the laboratory, training centre and research clinic probed back injury and pain mechanisms, rehabilitation approaches, and performance training. As a consultant, he has provided expertise on low back injury to various government agencies, many corporations and legal firms and hundreds of professional/international athletes and teams worldwide. He is regularly referred special patient cases from the international medical community for opinion. His books include Back Mechanic, written for the lay public with pain (also in 20 languages), Low Back Disorders, third edition (2016), written for clinicians, Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, 2017, written for coaches and athletes, Gift of Injury (2018), a manual for rehabilitating the back-injured strength athlete. Learning Points: Why is a solution to back pain so elusive for so many? What are some of the myths surrounding back pain? Why do we need to pay attention to patterns of movement?Website:https://www.backfitpro.com/


15 Sep 2022

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Back Pain, Stiffness & Fascia (with Stuart McGill)

The Thinking Practitioner

Legendary back pain researcher Stuart McGill (author of Back Mechanic and others) talks with Whitney and Til about spinal pain, fascia, biomechanics and other topics including: - Stiffness/mobility tuning in manual therapy - The psoas' role in supporting the spine - Fascial connections, Janda's lower-crossed model, and more.  Get the full transcript at Til or Whitney's sites:  Whitney Lowe’s online Clinical & Orthopedic Massage Courses Til Luchau’s courses at Advanced-Trainings.com Resources: Stuart McGill’s site: Backfitpro.com Books by Stuart McGill: Back Mechanic ISBN: 978-097350182 Low Back Disorders ISBN: 978-097350182 Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance ISBN: 978-0973501834 Stu recommends: Bernie Clark: Your Spine, Your Yoga: Developing stability and mobility for your spine ISBN: 978-0968766552 Sponsor Offers: The 6th International Fascia Research Congress in Montreal, Sep 10-14, 2022 at https://fasciaresearchsociety.org.  Books of Discovery: save 15% by entering "thinking" at checkout on booksofdiscovery.com. ABMP: save $24 on new membership at abmp.com/thinking.  Handspring Publishing: save 20% by entering “TTP” at checkout at handspringpublishing.com.  About Whitney Lowe  |  About Til Luchau  |  Email Us: info@thethinkingpractitioner.com (The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)

1hr 8mins

13 Jul 2022

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The Muscle Building and Fat Loss Podcast

1hr 3mins

16 May 2022

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Fact vs Fiction: Back Rehab with Dr. Stuart McGill

Back Talk Doc

For Dr. Stuart McGill, surgery should be the last resort.In fact, for many patients who don’t properly address their pain, surgery is, at best, a temporary option. Consider this: following a disc hernia procedure, many patients, including those Dr. McGill sees, usually fall back into old habits and run the risk of re-injuring their damaged spine. “So you are going to have to change the way that you move [and] become more efficient in purposefully stimulating the adaption that you need in your body to become robust again,” he says.The problem, Dr. McGill says, is that most orthopaedists don’t do a full exam of the whole patient to find the source of the pain. That can take two to three hours. “The assessment, if it's thorough enough, will always give you the answer,” says Dr. McGill. And that answer is rarely putting a patient under the knife. Other solutions, which can often include long-term therapies, will get to the source of the pain and lead to long-term healing “95% of the time,” he says.Dr. McGill knows what he’s talking about: he has literally written the book on the mechanics of back pain, how to assess it, and published award-winning research on spine biomechanics. Also, as a distinguished Professor Emeritus at University of Waterloo, he is considered one of the world’s leading biomechanists.On this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. McGill joined Dr. Lakhia with special guest Dr. John Lesher, MD, MPH, of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates to talk all about spine biomechanics: from the benefits of a technique experts refer to as “virtual surgery,” to the mechanics of strengthening exercises for back pain. Read the Full Show Notes on our website BackTalkDoc.com.💡 Featured Expert 💡Name: Dr. Stuart McGill, PhDWhat he does: Dr. Stuart McGill is one of the world’s most renowned spine biomechanists. He is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, where he published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and award-winning research in the field of low back biomechanics. He is also the author of several books, the most recent being Back Mechanic (2015).Company: BackFitPro Words of wisdom: “The way to stay pain-free is, one day a week, rest. Don't do anything. That's the day that your body adapts. So all the stimulation that you've done all week long, let it adapt.”Connect: Website | TwitterSubscribe & Contact👉 If you enjoyed this episode of Back Talk Doc, check out our recent episode Back Pain Relief Through Posture and Movement, with Esther Gokhale. 🔎 For more information on Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia and the podcast visit BackTalkDoc.com.🎧 Subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Back Talk Doc is brought to you by Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, with offices in North and South Carolina. To learn more about Dr. Lakhia and treatment options for back and spine issues, go to backtalkdoc.com. To schedule an appointment with Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, you can call us at 1-800-344-6716 or visit our website at carolinaneurosurgery.com.

1hr 13mins

18 Apr 2022

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#107 Dr Stuart McGill: Understanding Training with Low Back Pain

Dave Tate's Table Talk

In this episode, Sam sits down down with Dr. Stuart McGill to talk about all things back pain, how personality impacts recovery and understanding how to ACTUALLY train your core. Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a former professor at the University of Waterloo, where he was a professor for 30 years. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigates issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehab back pain and enhance both injury resilience and performance. He has taught thousands of clinicians and practitioners in professional development and continuing education courses around the world and continues as the Chief Scientific Officer for Backfitpro Inc. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation. Dr. McGill's Back Mechanic Book: https://amzn.to/2N1lA9O Video enhanced: https://amzn.to/3rPrI3H

1hr 4mins

29 Mar 2022

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#356 Dr. Stuart McGill On Spinal Flexion, Direct Ab Training, Most Injurious Exercises & More!

Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

This week Joe is joined by the world's foremost expert in rehabilitating spine injuries and healing back pain - Dr. Stuart McGill. They discuss a variety of topics including: Dr. McGill's [actual] stance on "flexing the spine"; Atlas Stone lifting technique [and the loads it places on the spine]; Is direct ab/core training necessary?; Best movements for developing 'high performance' core strength; The 3 exercises that injure the most people [and ultimately bring them to Dr. McGill's clinic]; Has there been any "new findings" in back health over the last 3-5 years?; The top characteristics of the world's highest achievers; Simple/everyday actions for improving low back health...and Much ΩMORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com IMPORTANT LINKS Back Mechanic & other books by Stu McGill: https://www.backfitpro.com/books/ Stu McGill's website: https://www.backfitpro.com/ CPPS certification: https://cppscoaches.com/ [*Use coupon: JOED20] Today's sponsor: Hellowater [*Use coupon: DEFRANCO]

1hr 8mins

10 Feb 2022