Book Combo- Gift Of Injury | Back Mechanic
Gift of Injury: By Dr. Stuart McGill and Brian Carroll, 2017
This book is about healing injuries in the athlete's back and building resilience to compete again. Anyone who trains will enhance their injury resilience and performance by employing these proven principles with athletes.
In the highly competitive world of strength athletics, a back injury is seen by many as the ultimate career-ender. But, if handled properly, it is far from a death sentence. Follow the journey of international powerlifting champion Brian Carroll, who can attest to this firsthand.
After a massive spinal compression injury, this remarkable athlete went from 1185 lb squats and 800 lb deadlifts to unending pain and disability. But, after a fortuitous meeting with leading back expert Professor Stuart McGill, he reset his training and life to fight back to the top of the winner's podium. In fact, in 2020, the final competition year of Brian's career, Brian was the first person, regardless of body weight, to break the 1300 lb squat barrier in powerlifting history with one thousand three hundred and six pounds! More importantly, Brian remains back pain and symptom-free nearly ten years later.
Back Mechanic: By Dr. Stuart McGill, 2015
"Back Mechanic" (Softback, September 2015) is geared toward the lay public and anybody with back pain. Dr. McGill guides the reader through a step-by-step process to identify their pain triggers, then, based upon this assessment, shows the person what they should stop and do.
Back Mechanic guides you through a self-assessment of your pain triggers, then shows you how to avoid these roadblocks to recovery. Then practical exercises are coached in a step-by-step progressive plan. 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. This knowledge is now available to you in this richly illustrated book. You will become your own best Back Mechanic and advocate.