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Movement That Matters

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Movement that Matters provides the essential tools necessary to create functional training programs.

54 page book by Paul Chek

Movement That Matters provides trainers and fitness enthusiasts with the tools necessary to create functional training programs for themselves and their clients. This book is a must-read for any trainer desiring to provide their clients with higher caliber training programs that work.

In Movement That Matters you will learn:

  • The body’s five different reflexes and how to determine the dominant reflex profile of your client.
  • The importance of static and dynamic stability.
  • How to determine if an exercise is functional based on the six defining characteristics.
  • How to evaluate a compound movement and identify its Primal Pattern movements, enabling you to accurately determine which portion needs training.
  • The difference between open- and closed-chain exercises.

Plus, you will learn tips for Optimal Motor Learning:

  • How to identify your client’s learning style.
  • How to identify your client’s learning style.
  • The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic feedback.
  • Why cognitive associations may hinder your client from learning a new movement.
  • How to teach a movement in “chunks.”
  • And much, much more!

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
A central part in the puzzle

As a standalone this short book serves as a part in the larger puzzle. Its information is revolutionary to the fitness industry and exercise selection, and seems to be what the entire IMS system is built upon, but it is rather short and brief. For more elaboration on how to apply its concepts you should look into the other chek material and courses. Golf biomechanics manual would be a great place to start. MTM makes sense as a prerequisite but many of its concepts like the importance of posture and joint stability are spread out and mentioned in the other chek material so initially it can seem a bit redundant, nevertheless its an important collection of key concepts that are worth rehearsing and if its the first time you come across them you will be amazed!

James Gibbs
IMS1 Prerequisite

Personally this needs to be read and understood before IMS1, it makes it so simple!

Succint and straight to the point, packed with great information.

Practical book which came to me through the Academy which is great to re-read for better grasping the concepts.