There are so many excellent reviews of this book that I was hesitant to add another. If you have not yet read the reviews of the book, please read those, as the Video Enhanced Version is completely reliant on the book. In addition to the book, the Video Enhanced Version gives one year access (on Vimeo) to densely packed information in the form of a collection of 7 videos (total 1 hour 42 minutes) from 2:39 minutes to 26:12 minutes in length that demonstrate the movements and exercises from the book. There are additional variants to some exercises that are not in the book as well. I found the videos essential because I thought I understood the movements and exercises from the book, but after viewing the videos I was able to make critical adjustments that I would have otherwise missed. I recommend the videos as one more tool in the tool box.
I'm another 60+year old with a 20+year history of chronic back pain and all that goes with it. I tried many, many, treatments. Back Mechanic empowered me to assess why I continued to have pain, and showed me what to do to fix it. I got IMMEDIATE, results with Back Mechanic because it helped me understand, my particular situation in a way that all of the physical therapists, bodywork practitioners, personal trainers, surgeons, pain management doctors, traditional Chinese medicine doctors, and others simply did not have the knowledge, skill, motivation, or time to provide. I'm not mad at them, I'm frustrated that I didn't find this book/video and apply it at the beginning of this journey. The material looks deceptively simple and is easy to understand but it is also dense with useful information that could be very helpful.
Stuart McGill has given us a guidebook that provides clear and specific steps to take to understand, and the actions to take to prevent, relieve, and heal back pain, that is based on a lifetime of research based practice. If you or someone you care about has back pain, give them this book or make them aware of it. Especially gift this book to anyone you know who is planning on having any type of Back Surgery so they can make a fully informed decision.
- Paperback: 166 pages
- Publisher: Backfitpro Inc. (2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 097350188X
- ISBN-13: 978-0973501889
- Package Dimensions: 21.6 x 21.3 x 1.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 476 g
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