Many years ago I hurt my back doing a 500 lb Sumo deadlift (which I never got and it crippled me).
After years of being in pain, of taking pain medications, trying countless doctors, and professionals I was still in pain and I had pretty much given up.
I finally had an MRI done and I was told that I had 3 bulging discs, 1 herniated disc (L4/L5) and degenerative discs.
I couldn’t train, I was always in pain, I was depressed and I saw no end in sight.
If you have a back injury then you know how horrible a feeling this is.
I then heard of a guy by the name of Stuart McGill and that he was the best of the best with lower back pain and injuries.
From there I started to read everything I could by “Stu” and decided that to really learn and improve I needed to meet him and attend a workshop.
I booked a two day workshop in Arizona with Stu on Lower Back & Spine Pain and it was a LIFE CHANGING weekend of knowledge and results.
From there I started to learn from the best in the fitness and strength industry about improving back injuries, getting stronger and healthier.
If it wasn’t for Stu I would more than likely still be a cripple hurting all the time and not be able to train.
In June at the IPF Worlds In South Africa I came back to crush that 500 lb deadlift that broke me many years ago.
The following year at Worlds again in Finland I came 3rd overall and won a bronze medal in deadlifts and set a CommonWealth Deadlift Record of 252.5 kg (557 lbs). None of this would be possible without the help of Stu McGill.
THANK YOU Stu McGill for all you do.
Stu featured my story in his article on “Okinawan Strength: Developing the “Iron Body” You can read the article here => http://www.backfitpro.com/documents/Okinawan%20strength.pdf
It’s an amazing article from an amazing man.
Thank you again Stu, I am very grateful for all your information and help. At 41 with a back injury I have never been healthier or stronger than I am RIGHT NOW.
Be sure to check out Stu’s new book Back Mechanic.