Here at SportperformanceU, we needed something that would help us differentiate ourselves as an athletic performance gym from the others. With servicing countless student athletes, many of which are going through different stages of growth, we knew something needed to be done to help us help those athletes in a better manner. Understanding the body’s unique movements and fundamental functions was the first step towards making our program different from others.
Each athlete is different, whether it is a skill aspect, fundamental movement aspect, or even skeletal structure, there’s always a factor that makes them different. Biomechanical integrity is a way for us to understand how an individual's body performs doing the fundamental movement analysis. Our company founders Alex & Matt had thought it through and used a system derived from FMS to make what we have now. It tests the dominant knee movement, both bilateral and unilateral (in short, squats and lunges), dominant hip movement known as hinging or deadlift and eight other movements that challenges the fundamental functions of the spine, shoulders, scapula, pelvis, core, and lastly the glutes with subtests.
Filtering out the muscular strength imbalances, stability, neuromuscular firing patterns, and mobility issues that show doing the analysis helps us indicate the root cause of certain limitations. And if there’s a history of injuries, it would help us better understand how to best address those and prevent more injuries down the line.
Social media, which is a great tool, can also be deceiving when what you're seeing online, is labeled as “a good exercise,” can mostly be out of context to your body’s capabilities. The question, “Is this a good exercise?” needs much more information in relation to what your body needs and can do. That is why we take pride in making our athletes understand their individuality in a positive manner and properly teaching them exercises derived from their tailored program. That way, each athlete that walks through our door is doing a program that is tailored to their body’s capabilities and no one is doing the same thing unless they share the same case.
-Coach Andy Louis