University of Waterloo professor Dr. Stuart McGill is one of the world’s foremost experts on spine biomechanics. Here, he discusses several pervasive myths about back injury, exercise, proper lifting, and strengthening the core. These exercise and movement demonstrations can teach you better ways to keep your back healthy for a lifetime.

Video: 4min 10sec

Stuart McGill, a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, demonstrates a core exercise program that emphasizes all the major muscles that support the spine.

Video: 2min 57sec

Dr. Stuart Mc Gill shares some of his research regarding “spine sparing strategies, Core training, and functional abdominal training.

Video: 5min 56sec

The Striking Truth crew was fortunate during the 4.5 year production to capture the scientific testing of world renown spine and biomechanics expert Dr. Stuart McGill as he conducted his analysis of Georges St-Pierre and David Loiseau.

Dr. Stuart McGill Spine Model
Eventually repeated flexion bending with load will cause the disc to delaminate and bulge. The trick is to avoid bending and to flex at the hips during strenuous activity.

Video: 53sec

To overcome back pain you need to train the spine the right way.

To learn more about how you can take better care of your spine – listen to the following excerpts from interviews with world renowned spine authority Stuart McGill, PhD. Learn how to overcome back pain through spine sparing strategies, core training and functional abdominal training.

Part 1 Video: 5min 01sec

Part 2 Video: 5min 01sec

Part 3 Video: 5min 02sec

Part 4 Video: 5min 02sec

IMPORTANT: Exercise – like any therapy – is not without its risks. These, or any other exercise programs, may result in pain or injury. To reduce your risk of injury, consult your chiropractor, medical doctor, or physical therapist before beginning any exercise program. The advice shown is not intended as a substitute for a medical consultation, Stuart A. Firsten, DC and disclaim any liability from and in connection with these exercises. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your routine you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a physician.