FMS, or Functional Movement Screening, is a pre-participation screening process that identifies compensatory movement patterns.
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FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN
This assessment aims to understand which muscles function correctly in relation to certain movements and scoring poorly during the screening means your body has a significantly greater risk of injury due to inefficient movement.
We need to address posture first before moving into an exercise program. You wouldn’t build a house atop an unsteady foundation, would you?
MUSCLE ACTIVATION is a technique used to address muscles with poor connection to the brain.
By “switching on” the areas previously disconnected, the appropriate muscle groups can perform the exercise rather than having other muscles in the body compensate for inactive muscles.
This allows for movement to be more efficient and reduce your risk of incurring injuries. The process must be completed before exercise to insure an effective motor pattern between the brain and the right muscles.
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE is a technique used to improve range of motion, increase blood flow, and improve strength for particular parts of the body.
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE is a technique used to improve range of motion, increase blood flow and improve strength for particular parts of the body. It also ensures better/efficient movement and reduces the risk for injury.
It works best as a “warm-up exercise”, but may be used to reduce muscle pain experienced after training in the following days.
An initial consultation allows you and me to determine what goal we’re after. Your needs-analysis is developed, posture evaluated, and then we slowly introduce and teach you how to exercise safely and efficiently. The process evolves as we work towards sustaining long-term adherence through a periodised program.
We have an initial consultation to determine your motivations and what you’re looking to strengthen or rehabilitate through exercise.
Everyone is unique, with different distortions in posture due to life’s wears and tears and different rates of progress to achieve our fitness goals.
Postural Assessment and Coaching
(first 5-10 sessions)
We conduct the FMS. The program is immediately adapted to training the weak links in your posture.
We begin each session with muscle activation assessments to determine the ability of your brain to “tell” certain muscles to contract. Your deficits are prioritised and focused on at the start of each session moving forward.
You will be taught fundamental movement patterns and how to properly execute various exercises. You will receive a basic introduction to machines, cable pulleys, and free-weights (dumbbells and barbells).
Smart training requires a balance of high intensity work rates and periods of lower intensity.
Corrective (prehabilitation) and basic exercises serve as your “warm up” before your day’s training to set yourself on the right path for achieving your goals!
As you figure out what you can manage, a program is tailored to allow for peaks and dips in training. This creates accelerated progress periods and imperative “rest” intervals, known as periodisation. The body cannot make progress without being pushed further than your current fitness capacity, but it also can’t train endlessly and be strained to fatigue. Smart training requires a balance of high intensity work rates and periods of lower intensity.