Back Mechanic Book + Video Streaming Modules
The Step-by-step McGill Method to fix back pain
This enhanced package provides the physical Back Mechanic book (shipped to your address) plus the videos (1 year access to streamed videos) demonstrating the concepts, the assessments, the movements and the exercises contained in Back Mechanic. Some readers of Back Mechanic have asked for videos to bring the book to life. Over 100 minutes are provided to guide you on eliminating the disability of your back pain.
When you receive your Back Mechanic Book in the mail, there will be an instruction sheet and ACCESS CODE inside that you will need for the Back Mechanic Video Series.
NOTE: With the Vimeo ACCESS CODE that is provided on the instruction sheet, some codes have characters that can look similar like: Capital i’s & small L’s. If you have issues entering your code please email us your code.
Back Mechanic guides you through a self-assessment of your pain triggers, then shows you how to avoid these roadblocks to recovery. This approach guarantees the most personally specific plan for you. Then effective exercises are coached in a step by step progressive guide. Many questions are answered that have eluded answers in the past. Spine expert, Prof. McGill used his 30 years of research findings and clinical investigations to create this evidence-based guide that has helped thousands reclaim their lives.
Superstiffness for Combative Athletes: Enhance injury resilience and improve performance.
(DVD or Streaming Format)
To buy streaming format on Vimeo please visit: vimeo.com/ondemand/superstiffness.
Expert strike force and speed, fast footwork and skilled movement are the features of proficient martial arts. But all of these features require an optimal blend of joint stability and mobility through the articulated body linkage. Balance, muscle pulsing for speed strength, core fitness for proximal stiffness and impact resilience are more elements that influence competency. This video describes some of these non-negotiable essential features of the resilient and skilled combat athlete, together with drills and exercises to enhance them.
The Ultimate Back (DVD): Enhancing Performance
You can now buy the The Ultimate Back (DVD): Enhancing Performance in a streaming format on Vimeo.
Please visit vimeo.com/ondemand/ultimateback to purchase.
The objective when designing exercise is to train and achieve optimal performance with minimal risk of injury. Synthesizing McGill’s approaches for injury avoidance with those proven to enhance performance resulted in this rich and idea-inspiring resource. This approach has been used by some top athletes in many sports together with those who are returning from back injury to surpass their previous bests.
Some higher level assessments guide exercise decisions. This is followed with some corrective exercise, stability/mobility training, endurance training. Producing ultimate strength, power and speed requires skill. Both training skills and technique skills are developed resulting in higher performance. These techniques will assist in achieving “master” level skills.
As with McGill’s other books and DVD, the approaches here are evidence-based. All of the video examples are real life, with real athletes. This is raw authentic footage where nothing is staged. This demonstrates how McGill assesses, cues and coaches performance techniques. The video is quite old now and not up to modern production standards – if this is a concern you will find the full course (under https://www.backfitpro.com/online-learning/) much more appropriate. This is a companion DVD for the “Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance” book and was produced in 2010.
DVD is recorded in world-wide format.
Length: 1 disc
Run Time: approximately 1.6 hours
The Ultimate Back: Assessment and Therapeutic Exercise SECOND EDITION (2012)
You can buy the Ultimate Back DVD in a streaming format on Vimeo.
Please visit vimeo.com/ondemand/drstuassessment to purchase.
This streaming format illustrates the original techniques documented in Dr. McGill’s textbooks. Using real clinic settings and patients, McGill shows some assessment skills to determine specific intolerances and some therapeutic options for different people/approaches. Included is explanation and demonstration of provocative testing technique together with mechanisms of pain and pain reduction. This is followed with the subtle exercise techniques that enable the painful back to engage in the appropriate corrective exercise and then progress to stabilization/mobilization, and endurance training. As with all of Dr. McGill’s material, it is evidence based and practiced by some of the top clinicians dealing with very failed backs, through to some of the best athletes around the world.
The video is quite old now and not up to modern production standards – if this is a concern you will find the full course (under https://www.backfitpro.com/online-learning/) much more appropriate.
Run Time: approximately 2.75 hours
The New Science of Golf [DVD] Lee Brandon and Stuart McGill
You can now buy the Golf DVD in a streaming format on Vimeo.
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World long drive champion Lee Brandon teamed up with Professor Stuart McGill to create this ground breaking DVD. Traditionally, scientific investigation has been on the golf swing motion. For the first time McGill brings some top golfers into the lab to measure their muscle activation patterns together with their body linkage forces. It turns out that how the golfer sequences muscle activation patterns determines how far the ball flies, as well as influencing the stress on the back, hips and knees. The great golfers are excellent muscle “pulsers”. Brandon uses this evidence in her lively coaching of the swing. Then McGill and Brandon take the viewer through a series of 50 new exercises to enhance the variables that have been shown to lengthen the distance of the golf ball while enhancing injury resilience.
Run time 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Also included on the DVD are printable files of training and exercise logs
“True innovation for golf”
“A major step in hitting a longer drive”
Your Spine, Your Yoga: The Course
To buy this video e-course please visit: Yogainternational.com/ecourse/your-spine-your-yoga-the-course
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Prof McGill and Yoga Master Bernie Clark created this to enhance spine health for Yoga practitioners.
Professor Stuart McGill has spent decades conducting scientific studies into spinal problems and solutions. In this unique course, he shares his wisdom with Bernie Clark, a seasoned yoga teacher and author of the Your Body, Your Yoga series of books.
Together they have put together a course that recognizes that everyone is different where some people benefit from more mobility and others benefit from more stability, strength, and endurance.
Bernie and Stuart discuss optimal health through the lenses of movement and adaptation mechanisms that can lead to pain, or better health. Yoga practice can influence either.
Stuart covers the scientific code, and Bernie and Stuart demonstrate how to apply key knowledge to daily life, work, sports and exercise. Bernie applies these principles in 3 guided yoga classes. A yin yoga class focusing on mobility, a yang yoga class focused on spine stability strength and endurance, and a yin yang yoga class putting these principles together.
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Videos are available as physical DVD’s and also streaming videos which will eliminate the shipping costs. Our streaming videos are now available on Vimeo.
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