I received some great reaction to my last blog on the Functional Movement Screen which covered:
- What are the reasons for screening?
- What are the goals of the screen?
- What does the screen cover?
- What does the screen tell us?
- How is the screen scored?
- How do you implement the FMS scoring into programming?
Some were confused on how movements were programmed based off of the FMS. Unfortunately, there is one component which has to be covered before moving on to the FMS solutions, determining FMS Priorities. There are two types of FMS Priorites:
Scoring Hierarchy: to list the FMS movement patterns from highest to lowest priority:
- 1,3 asymm
- 1,2 asymm
- 1 on isolateral test
- 1 on bilateral (squat or pushup)
- 2,3 asymm
- 2 on isolateral test
- 2 on bilateral (squat or pushup)
- 9) 3 on isolateral/bilateral test
- Active Straight Leg Raise (ASLR)
- Rotational Stability
- Hurdle Step
- Push up
- Deep Squat
Once the FMS priorites are determined, pick the top 3 priorities for each movement and then we are ready to start FMS Solutions.
Until next time, where we speak about FMS solutions and if the FMS really works.
Keep bringing the HOTNESS,
Marc Digesti USAW PerformancEDU LLC
- Zone 1: Recovery- When your body utilizes fat to produce energy
- Zone 2: Aerobic- When your body utilizes carbohydrates and fats to produce energy
- Zone 3: Anaerobic- When your body utilizes carbohydrates in the absence of oxygen to produce energy
What are the benefits of interval training?
- Develops: Aerobic and Anaerobic systems
- Burnes Calories
- Increases metabolism
- Increases cardio strength
- Increases Energy
There seems to be a new buzz amongst Performance Specialists at Sierra Strength and Speed in Reno, Nevada. We have all grasped into a new style of the training shoe (or lack there of), called the Vibram 5 Finger. The Vibram shoe is not just used for out door activity, it is also used indoor movement and strength training. The Vibram allows our feet to be able to feel the sensation of the ground, but to gain control through mobility and stability of the downward leg. But most importantly, this shoe will allow us to be more aware of our foot during any type of training. Vibram shoe’s enhance our sense of touch and feel, while improving foot strength, balance, agility, and range of motion during each movement.
Not only do they bring you closer to your environment, they deliver a number of positive health benefits—by leveraging all of the body’s natural biomechanics, so you can move as nature intended
5 Key Reasons to Wear or Train in Vibram FiveFinger’s according to www.vibramfivefingers.com:
1. Enhanced proprioception improves balance and agility – when wearing Vibram FiveFingers, thousands of neurological receptors in the feet send valuable information to the brain, improving balance, agility, body mechanics, and posture.
2. Healthier feet – conventional shoes not only cast the foot, they often press the toes together and limit range of motion. FiveFingers gently spread the toes, enhance range of motion, and encourage your feet to move in a more natural way.
3. Stronger foot muscles – wearing FiveFingers will stimulate and strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs, improving general foot health and reducing the risk of injury.
4. Reduced back pain – by removing the heel lift, FiveFingers enable a more natural hip and spine alignment, helping improve posture.
5. It just feels good – we always stress how important it is to listen to your body – most folks tell us wearing FiveFingers just feels good.
“I have the ability to feel my foot underneath me during all movements. This shoe allows me to gain more mobility through my ankles, stability through my hips, and allows me to load into a single leg movement without having to worry about fighting my shoe for balance.”
Avid weekend warrior
“I have finally stopped fighting my training shoe’s for all the movements we are prescribed in my methodology. The shoe has allowed me to gain mobility and stability with progression, rather than regressing with each and every training shoe I change out.”
Marc Digesti B.S. USAW
Founder of PerfomancEDU