Isolating Bodyparts – Movement Patterns Vs Body Part Training – Isolating Movement Patterns
Isolating Movement Patterns clarifies the difference between isolating a body part or a pattern. Gray 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
• 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)
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.
As always, Gray delivers! For those who are already familiar with Gray as a speaker, this lecture fits right in. Gray uses isolation! It’s a a great lecture to expand on the concept that while there is room for isolation, no muscle works on its own. If you need to single out a muscle, or a group of muscles, that’s fine. Just make sure they are reintegrated into the movement patterns because the brain does not know muscles, it knows movement.