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The Back Mechanic: Professor McGill covers many relevant and controversial topics for the trainer and clinician dealing with back pained clients.

From an HFE Interview in the UK: Professor Stuart McGill is arguably the world’s foremost authority on matters related to the spine and back pain. With decades of experience, including thirty years as a professor at the University of Waterloo, his investigative research has explored the mechanics of back pain, rehabilitation, injury resilience and performance. […]

AAF 118 Dr. Stuart McGill returns

Listen at » AAF 118 Dr. Stuart McGill returns Training your core can provide numerous benefits from flattening your abs to strengthening the muscles that move your spine. Dr. Stuart McGill is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo where he spent the majority of his thirty-two year career studying the biomechanics of the […]

Head position and the deadlift

By Stuart McGill. I have heard many opinions about how to position the head and neck during the deadlift. The science on this issue is quite sparse but the good news is you can find the best position for you and your clients. As with every technique there is no universal answer, rather the truth lies […]

190: Dr. Stuart McGill | The Back Mechanic Talks Golf

Listen at » 190: Dr. Stuart McGill | The Back Mechanic Talks Golf It’s rare that I meet a golfer who doesn’t currently struggle or haven’t struggled in the past with some sort of back pain and discomfort. Athletes, strength coaches, and trainers can all agree that no matter the sport, a healthy back and […]

Behind the Shield: Episode 95 – Dr Stuart McGill

Listen at » Behind the Shield: Episode 95 – Dr Stuart McGill Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor emeritus, 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 both […]

Life Mechanics with Stuart McGill – Episode 8, The Battle Axe Podcast

Listen at » Life Mechanics with Stuart McGill – Episode 8, The Battle Axe Podcast Stuart McGill is interviewed by Michael De La Pava, Owner of Battleaxe gym in Florida. They discuss strength, and recovery from injury for the strength athlete. We proudly sit down wit Dr. Stuart McGill as we talk about his books, […]

Mens Health Article (2016): Fix it with the Back Mechanic

FIX IT WITH THE BACK MECHANIC Exerpt: “My exam began the moment I climbed out of my rented Chevy Cruze and walked up the driveway-I just didn’t know it yet. Nor did I suspect that by the end ofthe day, I would learn that I’d been exercising wrong, that I had a semi-serious back injury, […]

My Journey to the Kettlebell

By Professor Stuart McGill The kettlebell is special to me! The journey to the KB as a training tool has linked me to several important events in my life. And it was part of the beginning of my friendship with Pavel (Pavel Tsatsouline – the man who introduced Kettlebells from behind the iron curtain to the […]

Empowering Self Advocacy: Taking charge of your back pain (2015)

Most patients rarely receive the most  important part of the prescription to get rid of back pain from their doctor – the knowledge and understanding of their condition required to become their own best advocate. They remain clueless and frustrated, left in the dark about what behaviors must be stopped in order to alleviate the […]