Here is my Gray Cook Functional Movement Screening
Here’s the scoop, we did 7 tests….
Overhead Squat, tests total body mobility, bilateral symmetry.
You scored 2 out of 3, meaning you had an “average” squat. It could be cleaner and deeper but there was no pain during the movement and you hit parallel maintaining the bar overhead which is good.
Hurdle Step, tests bilateral hip stability
2’s on both sides in terms of stability, although there was a right hip mobility problem during the left leg’s test…normal. You did it without falling, tripping, or cheating….good!
Inline Lunge, hip mobility on the front leg, stability for the knees, ankles and the rear hip.
Again you got deuces’…neither side was perfect, but they seemed rather symmetrical in this particular movement, and you got no pain…always a plus.
Straight leg Raise, hip mobility/stability (moving leg/stationary leg respectively)
2 on the right, 3 on the left. Asymmetry is the enemy! Left leg had “full” mobility in terms of this test, right didn’t. Also during the right the left foot started dancing!... a compensation in effect. The torqued pelvis is to blame. We’ll clean this up.
Thoracic Mobility, bilateral symmetry of the shoulders
2’s on both, no bad! “Average” ….probably slightly above average for a bigger chested guy.
Pushup Test, core stability
2….better than I expected BUT you have quite the neurological system…we need to examine things closer…I think you have just learned how to stabilize your core without the proper use of the abdominals.
1 RIGHT, 3 LEFT, Bad news. Asymmetrical core stabilization over activate hamstrings and lumbar spines….again, you’re a strong dude with a great CNS, showed great core stabilization overall and drastically different core’s when we split you left and right….
Overall not bad my friend! Looking forward to getting you really rolling on this stuff. How are you feeling? Are the stretches going ok? Questions? Comments?