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Performing and Scoring the FMS

In Line Lunge – Performing and Scoring the FMS

In our next video in our series on performing and scoring the functional movement screen, we have the In Line Lunge. It surprising that we so so many people who do lunges all of the time do so poorly on this screen. Learn how to perform and score the In Line Lunge by watching the video below.

I think it’s really important to note that inability to get into the starting position is a 1 on the FMS so if the client cannot get the feet straight on the board they are automatically a 1 on the In Line Lunge. Also, if someone is struggling to balance on the board, just mark the 1 and move on.

If someone scores a 1 on the In Line Lunge, we make sure they aren’t doing any lunging variations and start by addressing mobility and then work on stability in the 1/2 kneeling position, and then assisted patterning.  We will have much more on this in our upcoming series called “Red to Green” where we show you how we clear 1’s on the FMS.

Make sure to check out our next post where we take you through the last movement that you would correct, the Overhead Deep Squat.

 

Hurdle Step – Performing and Scoring the Functional Movement Screen

With the next video in our series on performing and scoring the FMS we bring you the Hurdle Step Screen.  The hurdle step is another one the screens that you don’t see 3’s very often, but once again, that’s ok.  Check out the video to learn how to perform and score the hurdle step screen.

We are looking for the big stuff here. We want to make sure that someone can flex the hip while maintaining extension of the opposite hip in the standing position without loss of balance.  We are also looking to make sure the leg that is moving can function without major compensation.

If someone scores a 1 on the hurdle step, you know there are certain exercises they should not be doing such as sprints, high step ups, and most single leg work. This is especially true in the standing position. Usually if someone has a 1 on the hurdle step, they have a 1 somewhere else down the line in the weakest link hierarchy that needs to be corrected before you start working on an hurdle step corrections.

Check out our post next week where we will bring you the In Line Lunge Screen.

Trunk Stability Push Up – Performing and Scoring the FMS

With our latest installment in the Performing and Scoring the Functional Movement Screen series, we bring you the Trunk Stability Push Up.  This screen is the most hated by our female clients, and by far the screen that we see the most 1’s.

Trunk Stability Push Up
Trunk Stability Push Up

This is more than just looking at a push up. There are some great set up cues, and details about scoring criteria that you want to check out in the video.

The trunk stability push up can sometimes be hard to correct.  It’s important to know, that if your trunk stability push up corrections are not working, it may be a good idea to re-visit some of the corrections for ASLR, SM, RS to make sure your client is ready to accept the trunk stability push up corrections.

Make sure your client has at least a solid 2 on the trunk stability push up before doing pushups from the ground, and more advanced push up variations.

Stay tuned next time when we show you how to perform and score the Hurdle Step Screen.