Welcome to the NEW Gray Institute Online Educational Platform. Purchase any of the titles listed below and you will have access to that course for a three year period. Click on titles for additional information.
This module delves into the important concepts of three-dimensional muscle function. Because the human body functions as an integrated system – not isolated parts – the effects of muscles are considered beyond the anatomical joint or joints that a particular muscle may cross. Expanding our thinking beyond the anatomical model into the functional model opens up endless possibilities for assessment and training of individual muscles while integrated in the total body system.
In this online course, Gary Gray describes the true function of the hamstrings. He dives into the complexity of the hamstring by providing a thoughtful and helpful explanation from the point of view of the hamstring. Using a biomechanical understanding, he affectively analyzes their authentic function and their role in the chain reaction of the body.
This module provides insights into proprioceptors. Proprioceptors are the sensors in our joint capsules, muscle tendon units, and fascia that provides the body with the information needed to produce coordinated movement. It is essential to consider the “information” that our exercises send to the body when designing training programs.
Gary Gray says balance is the key to everything. He has worked with everything from senior citizens to world class athletes and what he believes distinguishes a successful athlete isn’t only their strength, stamina, or speed, it’s often their ability to balance and to recover quickly. In this course, Gary explores the exciting functional world of balance. Accompany Gary as he explains the pure essence of balance and displays training techniques such as the Balance Matrix Warm-Up and Balance Reach Tests in three-dimensions.
This is your chance to spend an hour and a half LIVE with Gary and Doug Gray.
A few weeks ago we co-hosted a live presentation for some of the local coaches, personal trainers and strength coaches in our area to discuss the action of squatting and how it impacts athletes and individuals they work with on a daily basis. In this presentation Gary and Doug discuss the various dangers in traditional squats and how we can better prepare everyone to accept the loads and stresses of squatting in their day to day lives regardless of activity level.
Join Lenny Parracino (live) for a hands-on exploration of On Ground Function where you will experience the principles, strategies, and the application of three dimensional On Ground Functional Matrixes. In addition, how you can integrate on ground movements with other form of function in your current programs, be it rehab, training, conditioning or group – this class is for everyone!
Join Doug Gray (Live) as he showcases how to load the entire hip three-dimensionally with authentic motion in allowing balance to enhance the function of any patient/client. The Principle-Strategy-Technique Process of Applied Functional Science™ will be introduced and participants will learn more on how this influences balance training by going through the Balance Escalation workout, creating a workshop that will dramatically impact how you train the body!
Join Doug Gray (Live) and you will learn not only how to create three-dimensional motion throughout the entire body, but also how to create three-dimensional stability for optimal environments for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. The Principle-Strategy-Technique Process of Applied Functional Science™ will be introduced and you will learn how flexibility will dramatically enhance strength and cardiovascular endurance in this online module!Motion plus stability lends itself to “Mostability.”
How many products have you seen advertised with the promise of a flat stomach and rock hard, six-pack abs. Well, we all know what the exercise products tell us our abs are supposed to look like. But, what exactly are they designed to do? In this online course, Gary Gray begins to look beyond all of the artificial truths of six-pack abs and toned tummies, and begins to explain an understanding of one of the most under utilized muscle groups in Function. Join Gary as he takes a look at the abdominals from a much more practical perspective, Function.
Join Doug Gray (Live) as he discusses what constitutes the core and how to best train it for better function. The Principle-Strategy-Technique Process of Applied Functional Science™ will be introduced and you will learn more on how this influences the core by going through the Core Conversion workout. Various positions and actions to functionally feed the core in all three planes of motion will be leveraged, thus creating an online course that you will not want to miss!