Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance(5th Edition)_Stuart McGill_2004

Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance 5th Edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0973501804
ISBN-13: 978-0973501803
Paperback: 325 pages
Publisher: Stuart McGill, PhD; 5 edition (April 2004)

Get the latest scientific evidence on back exercise - what helps and what hurts, and why, from a world renowned authority. Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance provides professionals with the evidence base to design and prescribe the best exercise programs for the back. A complete description of a 5-stage program is provided. Many examples illustrate each stage within a bad back rehabilitation program together with a performance enhancement program for athletes. Beginning with recognizing and re-patterning perturbed motor programs and progressing to the enhancement of stability, then endurance, the final stages continue with strength, power and agility training. Each step is well illustrated and instructive. Added to this are general approaches to assess the demand of inpidual activities and sports and how to identify the critical components that need specific focus in an inpidual's back. Dr. McGill's style makes for an easy read of this thorough and rich resource.

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About the Author
Professor McGill's unique approach is based upon years of scientific research into back function of injured people through elite athletes. His expertise is sought by governments, corporations, professional sports teams and athletes.