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I’m looking for some info regarding which FMS DVD set to buy. This would be the scenario where the purchaser is an athlete with possible minor injuries – looking to rehab & prehab the injured site in addition to increasing performance overall.
I’ve counted about 15 dvd sets on the FMS site. If I want to take the screening and identify issues I have and be able to apply the proper mobilizations and exercises to correct my deficiencies – which product should I buy?
My concern comes after a friend lent me their Cook Kettlebell DVDs. In them there’s a TON of great material in regards to the deadlift and the squat and how to program those. But I didn’t see any material that highlighted when those are applicable based on screening results. They also don’t outline how many reps, weight, or how to tell when to change up the exercises and rescreen – and then the next subsequent set of exercises to continue progress.
I assume that stuff is answered in other DVD’s, but with 15 out there, I’d like to know which before buying anything.
My guess would be the Functional Movement Screen & Corrective Techniques with the posters – but could someone confirm if this is correct?
there really isn’t a great DVD(s) because that materials is set in the Level 2 FMS certification. I too looked for this and have pretty much all the DVDs but the only way you’ll learn *programming* correctives is to take the Level 2 certfication, or find someone who has….
I knew you’d come to the rescue! 😀
Thanks for the info. That sounds unfortunate. All of that great material – and if you don’t get level 2 certified, then you just have to try and put the pieces together yourself?
I wonder what the level 1 Certification does? I would think that’s at LEAST where the programming would taught.
you could get the other correctives DVDs but you’d have to be a trained coach or PT or similar to employ them without level 2.
Solid. Thanks David!
Would this book aid in programming corrective exercises?
Unfortunately Movement Book doesn’t have corrective exercises, nor the programming sequence from test results.
I’m so torn with these materials.
I get that the information is great and that it would be a good read, but now that I know it won’t answer any questions and offer direct solutions to problems friends, family and myself may have – I just can’t justify purchasing it.
I’ve already done some research on Gray Cook. Read lots of articles, watched his videos, etc. I have a good understanding of his philosophy, and I’m sold on that. Now I just need to know how to act and correct accordingly. If the things he’s selling won’t do that, then I’m not sure what value they are.
At first I thought – Maybe they’re like buying lego’s. You can have instructions on how to put them together, or you can figure it out on your own. But the biggest difference to this analogy is that exercises and fitness can do more harm than good when not executed properly.
In my mind, the best way to go about learning the information would be to get level 2 certified – since that’s the only way to learn the corrections. Level 1 costs $379 – I’m not sure about Level 2. David can you shed some light on how to get Level 2 certified and the costs associated with that?
I wonder how many other people feel the same.
re: FMS level 2 costs – check this page out for a schedule of upcoming Level 1 and 2 certifications in the US and international: http://www.functionalmovement.com/events. It’s about $750 to take level 1 and 2 together in a 3 day cert.
Yeah that just seems like a weird business model.
Your philosophy is organic and all about helping people move better through the world – but you’re going to make them spend $750 plus the cost of travel and lodging and invest 3 days of their time in order to learn the most efficient way of correcting deficiencies. Otherwise , people can still figure it out on their own in a less efficient manner if they pay you less money on other material you have for sale.
I just feel that the philosophy of the “product” should be more inline with Louis C.K.’s business model – who made over a million dollars in 10 days.
Another great video that illustrates this point on Ted/Talks (go to 9:22 for the punch line):
I don’t think that this information should be given to everyone – I just think that it should be a lot easier to obtain the information given its intent in our world. Especially when he explains how to reach the goal so simplistically – which would allow SO MANY humans to live better lives.
Cook has a very fine gift – it’s a shame to restrict its impact.
The FMS organization is the best source for information. It’s well worth the cost in my opinion. It’s simple and effective, which is pretty much everything I would want.
This is EXACTLY what I’m talking about! Really cool of them to do this. I’d easily contribute to a paypal account they set up where they would take in donations.
To me, THIS is what could bring in large quantities of money by simply asking and allowing people to freely give what they can or how they value the material. Plus you cut out the middle men.
What a beautiful gift to the world – A great methodology of how to identify and make corrections in order to get individuals back to moving naturally.