Chapter Nine: Analyzing the Movements in Screens and Assessments

Chapter 9 teaches how to analyze the various test results. Using the tests of the Functional Movement Screen as the base, you’ll learn what mistakes most beginners make in screening, how to distinguish between stability and mobility problems and how to determine asymmetries. Here you’ll get your first introduction to reverse patterning (RP) and reactive neuromuscular training (RNT), two of the primary corrective tools of the Functional Movement Systems arsenal.

In this clip from the FMS: Applying the Model to Real Life Examples DVD set, Gray discusses pattern specificity in core firing.


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  • The Deep Squat
  • Mistakes on Screening the Squat
  • Symmetry Versus Asymmetry
  • Stick to the Screen
  • Stability and Mobility in the Deep Squat
  • Squatting: The Pattern and the Exercise
  • Whole Pattern Training
  • Reverse Patterning the Deep Squat
  • Reactive Neuromuscular Training for the Deep Squat
  • The Deep Squat Shadow
  • The Hurdle Step and Single-Leg Stance
  • Exercising the Patterns
  • Compensations in the Hurdle Step and Single-Leg Stance
  • Runners and the Single-Leg Stance
  • The Inline Lunge
  • Pattern-Specific Core Stability
  • The Lunge as a Movement Pattern
  • Core Stabilization in the Lunge
  • Shoulder Mobility Reaching Test
  • Complementary Movements in Shoulder Mobility
  • Coaching or Retraining the Natural Pattern
  • The Active Straight-Leg Raise
  • The Hips and the Active Leg Raise
  • Corrective Progress
  • Mobility before Stability
  • The Pushup
  • Mastering Pushing Symmetry
  • Rotary Stability
  • Rolling Patterns

Go on to Chapter Ten

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