Gray Cook Athletic Body in Balance – Updating Athletic Body in Balance – Gray Cook Performance Pyramid
In this talk, Gray Cook discusses the important points he made in the book Athletic Body in Balance, and follows that with what changes or additions he’d make if he were to re-write the book now, 10 years later.
“What I want to do on the 10-year anniversary of Athletic Body in Balance is tell you what’s happened since I wrote the book, and if I were to re-write it today, what additions I would make. You might also wonder what deletions I might make.
“Let’s first do a recap, starting with the title, Athletic Body in Balance. Every philosophy that stood the test of time preaches balance. Some preach it from a standpoint of moderation. Some preach it from a standpoint of perspective and are continually adjusting the different forces in the environment that are shaping and developing you each day. To this day, I go around
the world preaching a red flag strategy.
“The entire secret sauce in my career and in my influence is because I haven’t been pulled into the hypothetical debates of “Is this better than this?” in a situation where there’s a red flag or a horrendous imbalance. ~Gray Cook
• Imbalances are an Indicator of Disharmony (5:10)
• Pain is a Signal of Responsibility (12:30)
• Fix Movement through Movement (18:25)
• It’s Better to Build a System and a Checklist (28:00)
• FMS & SFMA as Audits: Set a Baseline (30:50)
• Performance Pyramid (35:20)
• Dr. Ed Thomas (39:20)
• Pavel Tsatsouline & Brett Jones (50:35)
• Erwan LeCorre (1:03:50)
• Born to Run and the Current Culture (1:17:30)
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.