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Met with a trainer yesterday to go through an FMS evaluation.
He was very fond of Original Strength (OS). He gave me some homework and encouraged me to check out the OS website. I have and think there is some value in the OS methodology but I don’t know enough to make a firm statement about it one way or another.
Just curious to know if anyone else has had any exposure to OS and what their feedback/thoughts are?
I just got wind of them also. I believe they are yet another system using natural movement as well as movement that we learned as babies but we have subsequently forgotten.
That’s good to hear some positive feedback.
What they teach makes sense, I just wish they could go into more detail about why it works. I tend to overthink things, and knowing all the theory behind a methodology always helps me.
FYI – I had my FMS assessment on Monday. I scored a 2 on everything except for my OH squat, which I got a 1. Once I put my heels up on the 2×4 I could go all the way down ATG.
For this first week he has me doing a few of the Original Strength exercises – rolling, rocking and basic crawling.
hmmm if you could go down in proper FMS squat form with the 2×4 under your heels, you should have scored a 2. here is the scoring criteria: http://graycookmovement.com/downloads/FMS%20Scoring%20Criteria.pdf
Ah he said that I got a 1 because the rod I was holding overhead came forward too far.
Shoulder mobility sides were off – also found a possible impingement on the left shoulder. And my ankle mobility in the right leg was 2″ vs 0.5″ in the left.
I did not video the test 🙁 Wish I would have though.
I’ll definitely have to check those out. Thanks for sharing.
re: deep squat
ankles are the worst
Just to clarify the DS standards for the FMS. If you squatted ATG with the 2×4, but your arms did not stay above your ahead (they fell forward) then the score is a 1.
Carl Sipes is my trainer. He’s quite knowledgeable and he just ramped up my program last night.
Holy crap is he working the hell out of my core! All good stuff though. Between that program and a visit to my Chiro – my mobility on the volleyball court late last night was light years ahead of how I’ve been performing in the past.
Can’t wait until I’m well conditioned for the new program.