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.
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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.
John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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