Gray Cook Podcast

The True Value of Functional Movement with Gray Cook

Move well, move often. That’s the mantra of Gray Cook and the fantastic team at Functional Movement, the godfathers of movement screening and assessments, and we’re excited to have him on this week’s podcast.

If you’ve never heard of Gray before, he’s a practicing physical therapist and orthopedic certified specialist, founder of Functional Movement Systems and author of Athletic Body in Balance and Movement. His work promotes the concept of movement pattern screening and assessment and his ideas are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.

This week we dive in and talk all things movement related, why people are often scared to get better, the differences of fitness cultures and his brand new book the business of movement.

Strap in, buckle up, this is a big one!


[00:00] Intro
[04:27] Gray Cook’s Origin Story
[15:05] The Thing About FMS – Functional Movement Systems
[26:24] Is It Time for You to Question Your Fitness Systems
[41:45] Reasons Why People Are Scared to Get Better
[44:36] Losing Weight or Maintaining Lifetime Fitness
[54:17] Differences of Fitness Culture
[01:02:48] Business of Movement
[01:02:59] Before You Train You Got to Play it Right
[01:18:29] Functional Problems vs Symptoms
[01:22:07] Outro

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