Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Dr. Stuart McGill - Why Powerlifters Shouldn't Do Yoga?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Dr. Stuart McGill - Why Powerlifters Shouldn't Do Yoga?

    I have been looking into this guy a little - Dr Stuart McGill. Is he for real?

    Saying for most people the spine can either be supple of stiff but not both.

    I am looking into doing his "Big three exercises" while watching TV at night.

    The exercises are - side plank, bird dogs and what he calls "the McGill Curl Up"

    https://www.acefitness.org/education...big-three-quot

    I don't have back issues but I want a stronger core without causing back problems.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFoYpaHJXMo
    Leave No Trace! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXO1uY0MvmQ
    ThereAndBack http://www.hikesafe.com/

  • #2
    Stuart McGill is a giant in the field of spinal mechanics. As a chiropractor with a biomechanical/rehab penchant I have read his text books in fine detail, and have heard him lecture. He's a mechanical engineer that went on to do a doctorate on the spine. He approaches the spine from a structural and mechanical POV, versus surgical or pharmacological. He and his multi-disciplinary team have submitted many "sacred cows" and entrenched beliefs regarding the back to analysis and have de-bunked most of them.

    Comment


    • #3
      I just want to have a strong core so I can enjoy backpacking in to my 70’s. My work outs need a long term appeal. I am going to see if he has some suggestions then.
      Leave No Trace! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXO1uY0MvmQ
      ThereAndBack http://www.hikesafe.com/

      Comment


      • #4
        Thanks for sharing this! I’m in some of the best shape I have been in a while and have been trying to strengthen my core to prevent throwing my back out again, but I did anyway. I’m definitely going to look further into his methods, especially with Neil’s stamp of approval.
        Last edited by ILikeRocks; 10-11-2019, 06:15 PM. Reason: Grammar

        Comment


        • #5
          The idea regarding ab muscle conditioning is to avoid the spinal "compressive penalty". This means no situps.
          Also, the rectus abdominus muscle (ie the 6-pack muscle) is of limited importance in spinal and trunk stability. The obliques and the back muscles play a very important role. The side plank challenges the obliques. For the obliques I prefer doing adductor planks, which are a great cross-core exercise and which put a big load on the obliques.

          Comment

          Working...
          X