Having practiced the highest levels of the FMS system for years, it was a great starting point.
I know too much about it to practice it, it’s a great system but it also produces a ton of false positives and miss a lot of useful information in the process. There’s just too much you cannot catch and see in 7 movement patterns over the course of 10 minutes..
While I haven’t completely neglected all FMS material (I did keep some useful stuff), I have moved onto more progressed ways of evaluating movements, on much deeper levels.
Functional Movement Screen in London Used to quickly evaluate a quality of movement with anyone who wishes to improve their training and fitness. The screen consist of 7 movement patterns which require a balance of stability and mobility. Once we expose your weaknesses, we can make you stronger.
Is it reliable? The FMS (Functional Movement Screen) is a reliable testing method to recognize movement limitations, establish a corrective strategy and gauge progress of movement quality altogether with improvements in fitness. The Functional Movement Screen has been used successfully with thousands of people including athletes, gym goers and all the way to the military special ops.
How we use the FMS We use the FMS to assess basic quality of movement, predict and prevent the likelihood of injury. We use the FMS as part of our assessment, and cross it with other methods to fully understand how you move and how we can make you move better.
In addition, we also use:
3-Dimensional Core mapping
SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)
Joint by Joint Mobility / Stability tests.
Gluteus activation and Pelvic Alignment
Spinal compression test
FRC (Functional range conditioning).
RNT (Reactive neuromuscular training)
Whether your goal is rapid weight loss, to move better, gain strength or to get ripped! Movement First will help you get there. but you also see fast improvements in alignment, pain, mobility and skill.
Before we talk sets, reps and essentially ask people to move a lot, we should establish that they can move well.
Gray Cook -Co-founder of the FMS
We recommend the functional movement screen to anyone in London who wishes to engage in physical activity.
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