I just want to let you all know that today marks a monumental milestone as I have just joined the mile high club.  No, I am not talking about what you all think I am, I am talking about blogging at 35,000 feet so get your minds out of the gutter.  What a marvelous time we live in where flights offer free WiFi so I can post stuff on the interwebz for all of you.

I am on my second flight of the day and headed out to Arizona to visit my grandparents for the holidays.   My attempts to write on my first flight came to a screeching halt as I was sandwiched in the middle seat and the guy in front of me had his seat practically on my lap like he was cruising around in a low-rider.  I did however have the opportunity to finally finish reading Gray Cook’s Movement.

Between studying for the C.S.C.S certification exam this month and writing programs for all of my clients for 2011, it has taken me close to 3 months to finish this book.  I honestly went through a box of highlighters and folded the corner of almost every page as I made my way through this goldmine of knowledge bombs.  Seriously, I can honestly say that I learned something new on every page and that this might just be my favorite read of the year.

Just like many new coaches to the Functional Movement Screen, I have found it difficult understanding how to interpret the findings after administering the test.  I mean you put your left leg in, you take your left leg out, you do the Hokie Pokie and you turn it all about.  Thats what it’s all about.  I’m sure thats the same thing that went through your head the first time you went through the screen but what in the crap are you supposed to do with the findings?

I can’t speak highly enough about the amount of wisdom that flows from this book as I had to read and reread each page and commit to memory many new paradigms regarding how we move and how we learn to move.  I can’t think of a single section of this book that stands out as this book is pure gold from start to finish and should be a part of every fitness or rehab professional’s library.

Well, the plane is nearing Pheonix and they just told us to turn off all of our electronic devices but before I leave I want to share one underlying message from the book: “Quality before quantity.”  Think about it.


Written by Steve