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The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 4: Movement Education

by Matt Zummo, CSCS
TSAC Report October 2014
Vol 39, Issue 1

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In the final part of this four-part series on proper movement, the author recommends that the US Marine Corps screen the movement quality of each Marine and educate them on how to move correctly in order to reduce the risk of injury.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members. Read more articles from TSAC Report 

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Matt Zummo is the Executive Officer for 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division. He has over 15 years of experience as an active duty Marine Corps offic...

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