In this lecture, physical therapist Gray Cook explains the thinking behind the concept of self-limiting exercise, tells how the idea came to be, and gives examples you can immediately begin to use yourself or with your clients.
“Self-limiting exercise exposes you to a level of technical precision that will not let you participate in greater levels of volume or intensity without greater levels of precision. The greater levels of precision are, in fact, protective because the greater levels of precision perpetuate better alignment, better coordination, better motor control and better attention to detail.” ~Gray Cook
Duration: 30 minutes; Transcript: 7 pages; Mp3 file size: 76 MBs
• Perception Drives Behavior (1:55)
• Barefoot Running (2:35)
• Jump Rope (4:15)
• Bottoms Up Kettlebells (6:20)
• MovNat (12:15)
• Climbing and Efficiency (13:55)
• Offsetting Specialization (18:25)
• Engagement (21:15)
• Sensory Feedback (23:50)
• Correct or Delete (27:30)
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.