"Gray's premise is beautiful in its simplicity: Training movement can fix muscles, but training muscles rarely fixes movement. Since all of sport is movement, his 80/20 approach is then astounding in its effectiveness. For the time invested, the FMS and its cousins are the best tools I've seen for producing bullet-proof athletes and pain-free non-athletes in record time." Tim Ferriss, author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek Exercise "We have integrated many of Gray's movement principles and corrective strategies into our programs to help accomplish our mission of preserving and maintaining the Commander s combat power. The FMS screening and assessment tools are very useful in establishing the baseline for our performance training system." Mike Strock, US NAVY, Human Performance Consultant "Once a decade comes out a book that you will keep reading, rereading, and crowding with notes until it falls apart. Then you buy a new copy and enthusiastically start over. In the 1990s it was Verkhoshansky and Siff's 'Supertraining.' In the 2000s McGill's 'Ultimate Back.' Enter the 2010s and Cook's 'Movement.' It is a game changer." Pavel Tsatsouline, author of Enter the Kettlebell! --Pavel Tsatsouline, author of Enter the Kettlebell!
Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, is a practicing physical therapist and orthopedic-certified specialist, and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist, as an Olympic weightlifting coach and as a kettlebell instructor. The founder of Functional Movement Systems, Cook lectures extensively on the concept of movement pattern screening and assessment. His work and ideas are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation. His first book, Athletic Body in Balance, continues to be a bestseller, and his lecture and workshop instructional DVDs are leaders in the field of rehabilitation and training techniques for therapists, coaches and personal trainers.
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