Functional Movement Screen
Why a Simple Leg Raise Reveals A Surprising Amount About Your Body
The Active Straight Leg Raise looks simple. You basically lie face up on the ground, then lift one leg as high as possible while trying to keep the other leg [...]
This Ankle Mobility Test Is Used at the NFL Combine. Can You Pass It?
We take our feet for granted.
Why Forcing ‘Better’ Biomechanics on Athletes Doesn’t Always Make Sense
When it comes to complex sport movement, there is no textbook technique. So why do many coaches try to force their athletes into what they deem as perfect form? Although [...]
A Parent Wants Their Kid to Perform Training That’s Too Advanced. What Should The Coach Do?
Thanks to the rise of social media, we have greater access to the training routines of professional athletes than ever before. Although there are numerous benefits of this increased transparency, [...]
The One Bodyweight Movement That Can Reveal a Thousand Flaws
The initial assessment of a client or athlete can be one of the most valuable tools for a strength coach. Baseline assessments provide an initial opportunity to understand the way [...]
Why Athletes Need ‘Movement Variability,’ and How Coaches Can Deliver It
A popular term as of late is "variability;" specifically, "movement variability." Previously, variability has been thought to be bad in athletes. We wanted our athletes to have consistent, repeatable actions [...]
Use Velocity-Based Training to Get More Out of Your Athlete Assessments
Assessments are vital to implementing a strength and conditioning program. Without at least some form of baseline data, how can we measure progress, identify imbalances or kinetic issues, program appropriately [...]
12 Insane Physical Tests U.S. Olympians Must Undergo
I will not be participating in this year’s Summer Olympics. Shocker, I know. But that doesn’t mean I can’t train like an Olympian. Nike’s Limitless Potential program demonstrates the intense [...]
75 Percent of Pro Athletes Struggle With This Simple Core Strength Test. Can You Conquer It?
In a recent article, I wrote about my first-hand experience with the Functional Movement Screen at the Michael Johnson Performance Center. If you’re not familiar with the FMS, it’s basically [...]
Find Your Weaknesses in Just 10 Minutes With The Functional Movement Screen
No athlete is perfect. There’s always something to improve upon, something to fine-tune, something to optimize. Knowing those things is essential to becoming the best athlete you can be. Lucky [...]