COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
This course includes 8 hours of lecture and demonstrations by Prof McGill. McGill Method 3 is geared for clinicians, advanced trainers, coaches and performance specialists who wish to obtain advanced skills to enhance the performance of sport and occupational athletes alike. Mechanisms and training techniques used with world class athletes will be introduced and discussed. The development of movement/motor patterns, endurance, speed, and power within the principles that minimize back injury, or exacerbation of existing injury are work-shopped. Specific topics covered include: building resilience, training capacity, strength and speed techniques within pain-free progressions. Formalization of some of the performance “tricks” including how to get through “sticking points”, enhancing pulsing strength for more speed and optimization of elastic contributions, and developing “superstiffness” will be done in lecture and practical sessions.
The primary objective is for you enhance the resilience and performance of your clients given a broad spectrum of athletic demands. You will learn:
- Mechanisms and training techniques used with world class athletes
- How to quantify the demands of specific occupational and sporting athletics, quantify the capabilities of the individual, and create targeted programs to ensure that athlete capabilities are able to meet the demands.
- How to develop movement/motor patterns, endurance, speed, and power within the principles that minimize spine stress
- Coaching cues to maximise effectiveness of injury resilience and performance that recognize differences in neurology, anatomy, learning style etc.
Gift of Injury, McGill, S.M., and Carroll, B., Published by Backfitpro Inc, (www.backfitpro.com), 2018
Ultimate back fitness and performance, Sixth Edition, published by Backfitpro Inc (www.backfitpro.com), 2017
Three videos illustrating the assessment and therapeutic exercise techniques and performance enhancing techniques used in the clinical portion of the course are also available through Vimeo or DVD:
McGill, S.M. (2010) Enhancing Performance, www.backfitpro.com
McGill, S.M. and Brandon, Lee. (2016) The New Science of Golf
McGill S.M. and Bielak, P., (2018) Superstiffness for Combative Athletes: Enhance injury resilience and improve performance. (www.backfitpro.com),