In this talk, Gray Cook clarifies the difference between isolating a body part or a pattern. He then gives examples of how he uses that difference to work toward success. What’s the difference between bridging, activating the glute and half-kneeling work? Listen in as he explains.
“Let me take you back to the neurodevelopmental sequence. The rolling, creeping, crawling, kneeling, squatting, stepping and standing babies go through is a natural isolation, but it’s not the kind of isolation we do when we ask for specific sets and repetitions in a region of the body. So many of the muscles don’t do in real life what the kinesiology book says they do.” ~Gray Cook
Duration: 47 minutes; Transcript: 11 pages; Mp3 file size: 20 MBs
• Neurodevelopmental Sequence (1:35)
• Half-Kneeling Stability and Isolation (6:15)
• Bridging Isolation (12:35)
• Psychology of Isolation (18:36)
• Fundamental Movement Patterns (26:28)
• Natural Isolation of the Core (31:00)
• Pattern Isolation (34:50)
• Red Flags (40:45)
Here’s a short clip to give you an idea of what this lecture sounds like:
Gray Cook consults with professional and university coaches and athletes, and teaches on various aspects of physical therapy, sports medicine and performance enhancement. His over-riding philosophy is that movement professionals must first understand human movement patterns. He’s the author of Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies and Athletic Body in Balance and the creator of over a dozen DVD packages. His two main websites are GrayCook.com and Functionalmovement.com.