What is PMT?

PMT (Progressive Movement Training) is a system for training developed from our fundamental “Test, don’t guess” philosophy. We began testing and evaluating all forms of training from fitness to performance and rehab. After 10 years of analyzation our Progressive Movement System was born. PMT is a progression based training approach for optimizing human movement, allowing the individual to achieve the highest forms of physical function and ability.

What is a progression based approach?

A progression based approach to exercise starts the person a the most basic level of movement first. Once mastery of the level has been demonstrated, more difficult movements may be introduced. This methodology mimics how all of us learned to run for the first time.

We followed this progression movement sequence from birth:

  1. Roll Over
  2. Crawl
  3. Sit
  4. Stand
  5. Walk
  6. Run

Mastering basic levels of movement first, lays a foundation of required technique, strength and ability needed to achieve higher levels of movement. This allows the individual to continually achieve a higher level of physical function without plateauing and reducing risk of injury.

What does an exercise progression look like?

Each movement (or exercise) within a workout has a progression (or version) from easiest to difficult. Many times people attempt exercises that are too difficult for their skill level end up plateauing, injured, or settle for a lesser from of the exercises and never achieve what they set out to do.
We like to use a strict pull up as an example. A pull up requires a high level of movement skill, strength, mobility and stability. Many athletes and adults alike simply do not possess enough of those qualities to achieve one pull up much less do 8 to 10 reps for 3 sets.
So here is a progression to the pull up:
  1. 30 second hang on a bar – develops necessary mobility and grip strength
  2. Inverted rows on a suspension trainer – develops necessary scapular stability and begins developing pull movement strength
  3. Jackknife suspension pull ups – begins training strength in the vertical plane
  4. Eccentric pull ups – further develops the strength in the vertical plane
  5. Strict pull up – the client has now developed the ability to vertically pull their body weight

This is a proven sequence to progress an individual to a body weight pull up, with some individuals reaching these milestones faster than others.

What do you do in a PMT workout?

Each individual has their own space, equipment, and training program to follow, all under the guidance of a PMT Movement Specialist. Nowhere will you find this level of individualization in a small group program.

Every class includes the following:

  • 15 Min Corrective Prep
  • 15 Min Speed/Power Training
  • 30 Min Strength Training
  • 15 Min Conditioning
All exercises, sets, and reps are individualized for each person based on their screening, injury history, sport, time of year, and age.
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Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

Your journey into movement begins here. Movement is the universal language of human expression. Understanding the how and why of moving well helps us aspire to move often. Welcome to the Movement Experience.

FMS uses objective and validated standards to check the movement baseline and build foundations for lifelong movement success. Therefore, certified professionals can discover the best opportunities to improve movement and identify how to train with purpose and precision in order for individuals to achieve their fitness, sports performance or return from injury goals.

Kvest 3D Testing & Training

It’s the industry’s only human motion learning system. The all-in-one wireless system that instantaneously measures players’ power signatures and 3D data. The system that assesses player characteristics and generates insightful reports. The system that automatically flows those reports into a powerful coaching and training program builder.

Click or call 817-416-3838 to schedule your functional movement screen.