1. What is the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) that you use for your clients?

Shoulder mobility test.

The Functional Movement Screen is a system we use to screen for your risk of injury and to observe any asymmetries between your left and right sides of your body. It also exposes movement dysfunctions that can lead to injuries and pain. The FMS consists of seven movement tests in which your movement patterns are ranked based on how well you perform. You get up to three tries per test per side of your body. We also use video analysis to evaluate and compare any differences during the training period.

2. How would the FMS help me lose weight or gain muscle size?

Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscles, poor movement patterns and motor control can cause premature fatigue and pain. With pain, there is a high probability that you will be less motivated to exercise. Understand that increased activity or lifting with more resistance may not produce the desired result. Generalized physical activity is not the goal and will rarely produce the best possible outcome.

Most of the corrective exercises for low scores on the FMS usually will produce the same metabolic effect as perform several minutes of steady-pace cardio, thus improving movement patterns at the same time as burning calories. Furthermore, more both weight loss and weight gain clients, performing corrective exercises between sets of strength and cardio exercises can help maintain a higher metabolic rate.

3. How would the FMS help me improve my athletic abilities, like strength, speed, and endurance?

First, the FMS is not a performance training system, but rather it helps you improve your durability during training. High performance does not equate to durability as most people assume. Movement dysfunction and asymmetries will reduce your performance levels, such as speed, strength, power, and balance. By identifying and screening movements first, we can develop a baseline of movement competency before progressing you to a performance training system.

4. How frequent should I train with you?

It would depend on your score, the rate at which you learn, how committed you are to your training, and your availability. Most people initially train twice a week for 4-6 weeks before reducing the training frequency to once a week. Veteran clients train with us once or twice a month for screening, program adjustment and education.

5. Can I train with a friend? If we have different goals or physical abilities, then how can we train?

Of course! As long as your friend have similar goals and you two work well together, we recommend partner training to split the fee and keep each other more accountable. If you two have different goals and/or physical abilities, it would be up to us to decide whether it is possible or not.

6. If it rains outdoors or if I don’t like to train outdoors or indoors, what are my options?

We have an indoor location at Infinity DanceSports Center on Convoy Street in San Diego, just south of Balboa Ave. and next to Office Depot. Our outdoor location is at Nobel Athletic Fields in UTC.


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