Movement Masterclass: Stability

$ 79.00


In this exploration of stability problems and their solutions, Gray Cook details the vital interplay between local tissue quality, muscle performance and global movement patterns. All too often we see movement professionals identify weakness in a stabilizer muscle, focus on strengthening it and then wonder why the isolated exercise didn’t transfer to improved stability. A functional approach to stability/motor control ensures that the local parts are fulfilling their respective roles in greater global patterns - and the transitions between patterns. The six labs are focused on global corrective exercises for stability concerns (including Gray’s Stability Flow), but also include local tests and tips on when their use can be the most beneficial.

Course Objectives

  • Learn why “practicing the test” doesn’t work for stability problems.
  • Learn when to use isolated tests for muscle weakness and when to use global tests of top tier function.
  • Develop a basic understanding of the principles behind Reactive Neuromuscular Training.
  • Understand the importance of subconscious stability as related to automaticity and basic movement patterns.
  • Consider the different roles the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) play in losing, developing and maintaining functional stability.
  • Discern between stability problems caused by improper inputs vs. those from incorrect outputs.

Chapter List

  1. A Functional Approach to Stability
  2. Isolation and Information
  3. Lab 1: Local and Global Appraisals
  4. Global Patterns for Efficient Function
  5. Lab 2: Blending Global and Local for the Shoulder
  6. Functional Continuum and Motor Control
  7. Lab 3: Stability Flow
  8. Lab 4: Starter Flow - Breathing
  9. Lab 5: Starter Flow - Rolling
  10. Unpacking Motor Control
  11. Lab 6: Reactive Neuromuscular Training (RNT)
  12. Advancing a Functional Approach


Course length: 1 hour, 2 minutes


Interested in both the Mobility and Stability Masterclasses?  Check out the bundle option and save!