FMS screening for middle distance running: a case study of the impact of a four-week training intervention

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Francesco Dimundo with David Saunders, Anthony Turner and Linda Linton

The purpose of this randomised case-control study was to examine the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) scores in a group of recreational middle-distance runners and to determine whether a four-week specific training intervention improved their initial scores. A pre- and postintervention test was conducted. The study showed how four weeks of additional specific training could improve FMS scores and motor control in recreational runners. The present FMS scores and training intervention can be used as a reference for strength and conditioning specialists to address identified musculoskeletal imbalances which may predispose an athlete to injury

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