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Correcting the FMS – Red to Green Series

Rotary Stability – Red to Green Series

Next in our Red to Green Series we bring you the Rotary Stability Screen. When someone has a 1 on the rotary stability screen it’s a sign that their inner or “soft” core is not optimally functioning. The client may either have poor timing of the core, overall weakness, or an asymmetry.

In this circumstance, we want to make sure that we red light power movements like cleans and snatches, and anything explosive like jumping or running. It’s also best to avoid a lot of hard bracing exercises until the have the ability to easilty fire the inner core (reflexive firing) before the outer core (bracing for load). Honestly, is best to keep these clients on the floor as long as possible until you get the rotary stability dialed in to 2’s on the FMS.

The good news is, we have a few great exercises to get your rotary stability dialed in, and a few exercises to challenge it once you do.

Learn how to perform and score the Rotary Stability Screen below

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Shoulder Mobility – Red to Green Series

With our next video in our Red to Green series we have a great shoulder mobility progression.

When someone has a 1 on the shoulder mobility screen, we always red light overhead pressing and pulling.  On occasion we will red light certain horizontal presses, but usually only if the exercise painful or they pain on the clearance test.

In this video, we show you one exercise for each major area of focus on the training continuum. We hope this gives you a good idea on how you can progress the shoulder mobility screen in your training program.

Active Straight Leg Raise Progressions – Red to Green Series

It’s great to know how to perform and score the FMS, but what do you do after the screen is finished? With our newest video series we have the “Red to Green” series.

After you screen someone and find 1’s you have two choices. Avoid it, or correct it.  This series is a guide to help you clear those 1’s and give your clients the green light on patterns that currently have dysfunction.

Active Straight Leg Raise Corrective Exercise

We want to make sure that everyone knows, that these exercises are just a guide.  The best corrective exercise is the exercise that clears the dysfunction, so use what you know. These are exercises that have worked for us and many others, so give them a shot, to see if they work for you.

With our first video in the “Red to Green” series, we bring you the Active Straight Leg Raise.

When someone scores a 1 on the active straight leg raise, we red light the majority of lower body movements.  Honestly, if someone can’t stabilize their core while extending one hip and flexing the other, they shouldn’t be running and doing powerful hip dominant movements.  So things like deadlifts, RDL’s, swings, cleans, etc or red lighted until this pattern is cleared.

GOOD NEWS! The active straight leg raise pattern is typically really easy to clear! Watch the video below to learn how we clean up 90% of active straight leg raise 1’s.