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Heart Rate vs. Heart Rate Variability: Endurance Sport Application, Part I(A)

Before moving to Part II of this series (evidence of HRV applications in endurance athletes), I think it’s worth brief detour… 

(See Part I HERE)

More Functional Movement Screen Research

An update on recent Functional Movement Screen research from this year.  Nothing profound but some interesting correlations between FMS scores and BMI, along with new information on interrater reliability.  (For a look at previous FMS research discussion, please go HERE)

A Survey of Functional Movement Screening Applications in the Military

“Most Marines have training methods that are simply inappropriate, archaic or a bit of both,” he said. “That’s really an important thing for us to change. When you’re young and resilient, you can do a lot of things you may not be able to do as you grow, and it’s not always an age thing, it’s kind of a mileage thing” -Dr. Charlie Weingroff, DPT, Lead Physical Therapist Marine Corps Special Operations Command

The Importance of Movement Screening for Military Recruits and Candidates

Leaders in sports medicine, coaching, and strength and conditioning know that screening is critical to identify athletes at risk for future injury.  Fundamental movement screening augments the normal battery of performance tests such as the 40 yard dash and the vertical jump.  In addition to completing a battery of performance tests, any athletic prospect must also obtain clearance from the medical staff.