Recent articles

When I’m healthy, I get hurt

My Body Let Me Down . . . Again

Activity and Exercise

Movement Food

Redefining Health and Fitness

Paleo . . . plus: Rethinking Diet and Exercise

The Hack Test

Movement Principles



It’s All About Motor Control

Movement Club

The Art of Screening, Part 2: Failure, Feedback and Success

The Art of Screening: Simple Questions


The Hardest Checklist You Will Ever Do

Diet and Exercise

Pandora and Exercise

Saturate, Incubate, Illuminate

Checking the Boxes: If You’re Going to Think about Movement, Where Should You Start?

Strength Defined



Don’t Give Up and Don’t Get Hurt – Physical Education, Pt. 3

We Can’t Do It Better Than Nature – Physical Education, Pt. 2

Physical Education: Why Do We Make Kids Move?

Good Coaching Involves Some Cutting

Good Coaching

How to Ask a Better Question

Revisiting Athletic Body in Balance

Coaching versus Correcting

The Timeless Pattern

Stanford — “It Depends”

Can You Handle the Steps at Stanford?

To Stanford, with Stu McGill and Craig Liebenson

Simple and Sinister

Fit to Serve

Isolation vs Movement Pattern

The Future of Exercise Program Design

The 3 Rs

FMS Screening and Physical Limitations

Walk the Line


No Moving Parts

Functional Dysfunction

Gray Cook IFOMPT Keynote Address

MovNat Drills at CK-FMS

Start With Why

Exploring Functional Movement

Key Points about Key Exercises

Play, Practice or Train—Which Comes When?

What’s in a Toe Touch?

Schooling vs Education

Exploratory Exercise

Why are Asymmetries Important?

Are you still renting your skill set?

Dry Needling Q&A

Self-Limiting Exercise

The Principles of Movement,  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10

The birth of the Functional Movement Screen

Functional Movement Improv


The Secret

Golf Combine?

A Glimpse into a Better Future

Why We Move Poorly… And What to Do About It

My Preference for Old Stuff, Part One | My Preference for Old Stuff, Part Two

Consult Your Doctor Before… Moving? Part One | Consult Your Doctor Before… Moving? Part Two

Please Don’t

Strong Does Not Necessarily Equal Tough

Manage Your Minimums

Drills and Exercises

The Weakest Link

Damn Detours

On Seeds and Soil

Western Movement

A New Way to Look at Balance

If You Can’t Imitate…

The Great Equalizers

The Momentum of Perspective

Organic Exercise

A New Look at Movement

Early Perspectives on Functional Movement Systems

Expanding on the Joint-by-Joint Approach

Article Archive
Prior to the publication of Movement

Advanced Core Training Lecture Notes

Earlier articles available via the FMS website
Click here to review and download the following articles:

FMS Intervention
Interrated Reliability Of The Functional Movement Screen
Deadlifting (Balanced Body Series)
Pumping Up Your Program (Strength Training At The High School Level)
Static Stretching
Fire Fighter Study (A New Model For Injury Prediction and Prevention)
Chop & Lift, parts 1-4
Training and Conditioning
The Functional Movement Screen
Best Foot Forward
Training and Conditioning
Considering All Angles
Down the Middle
Essentials of Functional Exercise Posture
Functional Training for the Torso
Ready to Lift
Where Football Meets Flexibility
Workouts for Throw Outs