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FRC® Isometric Movement Path (IsoMP): Basic Hip Axial Rotation

February 13, 2014

In this video I am demonstrating what is referred to in the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)® system as an Isometric Movement Path (IsoMP). Although this is a “basic” hip axial path, IsoMP‘s represent the advanced stages of the FRC® system.

The FRC® system as a whole prepares the bodies articulation to progressively control larger and larger ranges of motion, hence improving mobility, by simultaneously:

1. Teaching the body how to expand articular ranges

2. Teaching the nervous system how to control newly acquired ranges

3. Progressively strengthening articular connective tissue to improve load-bearing capacity

4. Teaching the central nervous how to couple articular end-range motions into progressively complex movement patterns

IsoMP training is prescribed only when the pre-requisite mobility requirements are met for each articulation involved in the path (or pattern). During the movement, active resistance is provided via intrinsic isometric contractions (in a specific order). By coupling active articular end-range movements we begin the process of incorporating new ranges into functional movement patterns.

The body will not utilize any ranges of motion that are not under the control of the nervous system. Thus the ability to passively attain ranges (from static stretching, or foam rolling for example) will not, by themselves, translate into the production of active movement.

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