I've been watching the Mike Boyle seminar dvds and they are pretty interesting. The first one starts with the Functional Movment Screen
created Gary Gray and other people. If you know what it is, you might want to skip my crude explanation of it. It's a physical movement tool to find weak motor patterns in athletes and take that information to tailor their training progressions and/or exercises so that they do not get injured, reduce the risk of injury in the future, and generally make them all-around better athletes. 7 tests, small controlled movements, very hard to score perfect scores, at least for me. Strongly advises using this with every client to screen out their weak points and that into consideration during training.
Has anyone had experience with using this system what do you think? Does it help find likely faulty motor patters that have been masked by an athletes natural ability to compensate and reduce injury? Mike Boyle swears by it and I was wondering what others thought about it.
I wander how many CrossFitters could pass the screen...