Gray Cook Movement Principles – What Are Movement Principles – Functional Movement Screen – Movement Patterns
This is Gray Cook’s talk on the movement principles, given at CK-FMS May 2013. It’s an overview of his philosophy of movement, and the foundation of the Functional Movement Screen. It was a live talk, and unfortunately the sound quality is not the best.
“We believe movement health comes before movement fitness. It doesn’t have to be optimized; it has to meet your minimums—meeting your minimums. If you have a ‘0’ or a ‘1’ on a movement screen, your movement health probably can’t support your fitness goal. That’s all.” ~Gray Cook
• Principles vs. Methods (0:30)
• Health Comes First (3:25)
• 1. Separate Painful Patterns from Dysfunctional Patterns (5:10)
• 2. Reproducible Movement Baseline (7:30)
• 3. Risk Screening (9:55)
• 4. Hierarchies of Movement Learning (13:15)
• 5. Corrective Exercise (16:00)
• 6. Perception & Behavior (18:25)
• 7. Competency vs. Capacity (19:55)
• 8. Movement, Performance, Skill (20:15)
• 9. Work at the Edge of Ability (22:45)
• 10. Self-Limiting Exercise (25:50)
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.