Functional Movement Scores and Longitudinal Performance Outcomes in Elite Track and Field Athletes

Written by Kyle Barrow FMS

This article found that athletes who scored 15 or above would result in an increased personal bests over the year. Additionally, scoring 3 on Deep Squat would results in a better personal best compared to 2 and 1. 

The authors also note that FMS scores can be associated with the likelihood of future injury, and is also related to the ability to improve longitudinal competitive performance outcomes.


Chapman, R., Laymon, A., & Arnold, T. (2014). Functional movement scores and longitudinal performance outcomes in elite track and field athletes. IntJ Sports PhyiolPerform, 9(2)


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