meet the sherlock holmes of human movement.
What does it take to be a “spinal Jedi”? This episode’s guest has been called this among many other names in an attempt to convey his innate sense for human movement. Dr. Stuart McGill did not set out to work predominantly with athletes but his research in spinal biomechanics led him to perfecting sports performance.
Find out the intricate processes that Dr. McGill goes through to assess athletes and patients. Every detail from gait, to posture, to sound of the stride is analyzed creating comprehensive picture of that athlete’s potential limiting factors.
In a profession where pain is often the indicator when something is amiss, I ask
Dr. McGill if this is ever an issue with athletes who have a high pain tolerance. Are they less likely to exhibit traditional signs of injury until it’s too late?
Listen as our discussion evolves from expressing regional and hereditary genetic traits to discovering the harsh truth – some people’s spines simply weren’t built to play contact sports. Finding this out early on in life can not only enable you to optimize your success in other arenas of sport, but it might also save you a trip to Dr. McGill’s office.
Six foot five, 293 lb JJ Watt recently box jumped (and with good form, I might add) 61 inches. For anyone that’s trying to visualize that height, it’s approximately 20 Double-Doubles from In-and-Out, 61 VHS copies of Bloodsport starring Jean Claude Van Damme, or half the height of a 122 inch structure.
EMPOWER YOUR PERFORMANCE.
To get more information including video demos, research articles, and links to purchase Dr. McGills books including Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance visit www.backfitpro.com Take a look at Dr. McGill’s upcoming seminar schedule to catch him in action live in a city near you.
And in case you didn’t tune into last episode, Wade’s Army is going strong with a 30 day campaign all throughout April. Here is a quick word from Tex on how to get involved and receive a limited edition Wade’s Army t-shirt.
A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.
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