Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is a pre-participation test that experienced trainers use to assess physical ability. There are several tests within FMS that use standard movements observed by a trainer who then gives a score of 0-3. This score is based on how the movements appear when performed. Using this method, trainers create a more reliable foundation on which to build fitness plans that work for each individual. At RizFit Fitness Studio, this is the foundation of Peter Rizzo’s fitness assessment and plan for his clients.
Scores are given based on the performance of the person training. A zero is given if the movement causes pain. A score of one is given if the person is not able to do the movement. Two is given to those who are completing the movement, but are compensating. Three is given to the person training if the movement is completed correctly without compensating. These numbers are then combined to produce a final score that helps the trainer decide on a specific fitness plan.
1. Cutting Edge Training Philosophies
Movement training is groundbreaking, and something that most trainers are unfamiliar with, but is the foundation of training. You have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk! Many trainers ask new clients to run and jump without assessing the most basic fitness level of the client first. It is imperative to build a solid functional base for your body to perform at your best. You can’t build a mansion on a shack foundation.
2. Increase Efficiency to Increase Results
The human body is much less efficient with dysfunctional movement patterns and asymmetries in comparison to moving well. By using FMS, we can find your weakest link and improve it. When difficulties are addressed within the first few sessions, trainers are much more likely to produce a plan that works and focuses on those problem areas. This will help accelerate your results and break through plateaus with increased efficiency.
4. Decrease Risk of Injury
You can’t get results if you are hurt! FMS allows trainers to see what the chance of injury may be to create a fitness program with a workout that both pushes boundaries and reduces the risk of injury. In this way, using FMS, a trainer is a guide for the trainee towards safe and effective exercises that help reach the trainee’s health and wellness goals.
Have you received an assessment with one of the trainers at RizFit? Sign up for semi-private or private training a get a Functional Movement Screening to determine the program and fitness path for your current health and future goals.