Monday, March 25, 2013

Riff on FMS

That's Functional Movement Screen. Gray Cook came up with it. I was obsessed with it for a while mostly because I liked Gray Cook's turkish get up tutorial. but then I found a thread on the Starting Strength forums and someone made this comment. "This industry is about creating opportunities to generate revenue, not producing results. The relevance of this product/system is not that it allegedly identifies movement irregularities, but that it has associated remedies that people are all eager to pay for because it's science. the whole system merely provides the appearance of knowledge and competency for people who do not understand that most irregularities can be fixed with the right cues and strengthening, nor do they care." I believe it was posted by a guy named Limie Josh.
Trainers will come up with all sorts of convoluted balancing exercises and strange tricks to convince the potential client that they are weak, inflexible and lack balance. Then they can offer to cure those ills with X number of training sessions. sounds like snake oil. As was pointed out in the thread you could get all the information you needed about a client by watching them walk across the room, watching them pick something up off the floor, watching them squat and watching them sit down and stand up. This week, I guess, is going to be "Bash a Trainer" week kind of like wack a mole.

MONDAY'S WORKOUT                                                                                                                           3 rounds of                                                                                                                                                  Flexible Steel/KB circuit (6 ea)/Plank :30/ KB Swings 10 ea

Goblet Squats 5 x 10 @ 12k                                                                                                                          Kind of pathetic but I really suck at squats and hope this goblet squat thing 2 x a week will help.
Did planks instead of the ab wheel today because I am still sore from Saturday.


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