The FMS™ Active Straight Leg Raise – Screening and Corrective Exercise Considerations for Personal Trainers with Minimal FMS™ Experience

by Grayson Elmore, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly December 2022
Vol 9, Issue 3

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The first in a planned article series to review essential considerations of each Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) pattern, this article will examine the FMS active straight leg raise (ASLR).

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »

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1. Cook, G, Burton, L, Hoogenboom, BJ, and Voight, M. Functional movement screening: The use of fundamental movements as an assessment of function – Part 1. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 9(3): 396-409, 2014.

2. Cook, G, Burton, L, Hoogenboom, BJ, and Voight, M. Functional movement screening: The use of fundamental movements as an assessment of function – Part 2. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 9(4): 549-563, 2014.

3. Kraus, K, Schutz, E, Taylor, WR, and Doyscher, R. Efficacy of the Functional Movement Screen: A review. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 28(12): 3571-3584, 2014.

4. Medeiros, DM, Miranda, LL, Marques, VB, and Baroni, BM. Accuracy of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) active straight leg raise test to evaluate hamstring flexibility in soccer players. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 14(6): 877-883, 2019.

5. Hu, H, Meijer, OG, Hodges, PW, Bruijn, SM, Strijers, RL, Nanayakkara, PWB, et al. Understanding the active straight leg raise (ASLR): An electromyographic study in healthy subjects. Manual Therapy 17(6): 531-537, 2012.

6. Takasaki, H, and Kawazoe, S. Active straight leg raising (ASLR) competence improves with reverse-ASLR exercises and not repeating ASLR exercises. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation 17(1): 28-38, 2021.

7. Warren, M, Lininger, MR, Chimera, NJ, and Smith, CA. Utility of FMS to understand injury incidence in sports: Current perspectives. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine 9: 171-182, 2018. 

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Grayson Elmore is a Clinical Instructor at Austin Peay State University, teaching in the Applied Exercise Science Concentration. He received his Bache ...

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