Last weekend I attended another Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialist (CK-FMS) workshop. I have been implementing the CK-FMS strategies into Nashville Kettlebell for almost 3 years now and I am always amazed at how Gray Cook and Brett Jones bring me to a deeper understanding of what the screen is and how to use it. I am really excited that I get to go back and share my experience and help out as an instructor.

The screen reveals information about how you move. The correctives help you move better. The correctives are proven strategies that accomplish this, but it is possible to improve your score without specific corrections. One of my RKC colleagues from Germany has collected a fair amount of data on this. Screen, train using RKC principles and methodology, rescreen and the score improves without adding the FMS correctives. The correctives can speed up the process, but the RKC exercises almost always have a positive effect on the screen. These principles are part of what attracted Gray to the RKC in the first place.

Something else to remember is that the score is not a static thing. You may score 15 today and 17 next week and 12 the week after if you are not working on the specific issues the screen reveals. Gray said “Don’t get your score tattooed on your chest, because it will change”. However, if you are consistently working on your dysfunction, you can be reasonably sure that your score will improve and with it your movement.