Posts Tagged ‘functional movement screen’
Filed under: coaching, corrective exercise
Functional Movement Screen Integration
by Carson Boddicker on Sep 2nd, 2010
The Functional Movement Screen is no more complicated than a simple appraisal of your athletes' movement proficiencies to provide objective feedback for the quality of your programs and may help identify risk factors and spark action to mitigate potential injuries associated with poor movement or uninformed exercise selection and the system is simply a thought process, not an algorithmic guide. While many may not agree with the FMS in and of it...
Filed under: Testing and Evaluation
Functional Movement Screen: A Part of A Balanced Assessment
by Carson Boddicker on Aug 9th, 2010
Many look at the FMS and for one reason or another want to "cleave" off tests. Likewise, many look for trends in groups, which I think can be better than nothing, but I begin to wonder that if trends and skipping tests let us see the whole picture. After all, the FMS, while a great tool, is only a part of a balanced assessment, so shortening it even further seems like a bad idea. There is a lot going on in 7 tests, but it may be difficult f...
Filed under: Program Design, Testing and Evaluation
The Basics of the FMS
by Carson Boddicker on Jul 12th, 2010
Today, I had my friend Dr. Perry Nickelston share a little bit about how the FMS paradigm fits into his program, assessment, and a few other tidbits. Enjoy! Regards, Carson Boddicker One of the questions I get asked most frequently about the Functional Movement Screen is how I implement it into my evaluation procedure and what type of system I use based on the results. Well, I decided to give everyone an inside peek at my thought process w...
Filed under: coaching, Program Design
Split Squatting the Right Way: Respecting the Assessment
by Carson Boddicker on Jun 3rd, 2010
I got an e-mail from a friend of mine today asking about a discussion he and one of his colleagues had this week concerning coaching the split squat. The athlete in question seemed to have an issue with proper hip extension and there was debate as to whether or not he was "hanging" on his hip flexor. Now this particular company uses the FMS liberally, but like many, it seems that there may be a disconnect between the application of the FMS re...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Program Design
Should we really worry about asymmetries?
by Carson Boddicker on May 4th, 2010
The ideas of "addressing asymmetries" and taking care of "motor control" dysfunction in training athletes is gaining popularity within the performance enhancement industry. In looking at their arguments, there seems to be a great deal of literature supporting the statements. Yes, asymmetries can be harbingers of injury. Yes, motor control can lead be a marker of potential for injury or residue from old dysfunctions. BMI can have a role in...