When people train with a specific goal in mind you often see that training goals are directed towards quantitative outcomes such as time, speed and distance. There is nothing-wrong with this because without systematic training it would be very hard to make improvement visible and reach the goals. Part of training should be also reserved for working on quality of movement. Working on your running technique is a way to do this but there are also the more basic issues that can be addressed like the fundamental movement patterns.
What are the fundamental movement patterns?
The human brain is very efficient. One of its aims is to record and recall movement patterns that make life easier allowing it more capacity to deal with life’s little anomalies.
During your early years of life your brain records and refines several fundamental movement patterns that it will need again and again. These patterns, once ingrained, allow your brain to quickly put them in to action and modify them slightly as the environment dictates.
This way, your brain “learns” your body to move in the most efficient way.
Due to injuries or bad moving habits these patterns can change. Most of us develop some kind of inefficient way of moving which can create a higher risk for injury or make training less efficient.
I screened some of you who visited Holland en tried to help you to correct some faulty patterns. To do this I used Functional Movement Screen and Systematic Functional Movement Assessment developed by Functional Movement Systems in US.
Your trainer, Has Kesra, approached me with the request to explain more about the screening in a webinar. Which he will inform you about soon. If there is enough interest, I will come to Malta to make this screening possible for a larger group of you.