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.
Typically each person recognizes just one butt, but if you are speaking functionally, you may actually come to understand having two butts. In this course, Gary Gray analyzes and rehabilitates injuries to the groin and shares his training techniques to prevent injury. Within his analysis, Gary discusses the use of the TrueStretch™ when examining the groin and also provides various exercises to functionally train the groin. You will appreciate how Gary explores the interactivity and complexity of this mysterious collection of muscles and nerves.
There are only a few constants in life, one of these constants being that we are chronologically getting older as we are blessed with the joy of living life. One of our goals is to physiologically stay as youthful as possible. In this course, Gary Gray invites one of his associates, Toni Garrison PT, to take a functionally unique look at the pelvic floor. The primary concern that Gary addresses, evaluates, and discusses how to rehabilitate, is figuring out what causes the pelvic floor to be turned off.
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.
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.
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.
Our Gray Institute online educational module entitled An Overview of Applied Functional Science™ is presented in three logical parts. Part One describes Applied Functional Science™ as the convergence and integration of the physical sciences, biological sciences, and behavioral sciences. These three sciences are individually defined and their significance to their contribution to Applied Functional Science™ is outlined. In Part One you will gain an appreciation for how Applied Functional Science™ takes us on a journey.
The online course at hand is Strength and Power in regards to rehabilitation and training. The importance of functional strategies regarding power training with emphasis on speed, loading and unloading, and Transformational Zones (where change of direction occurs) is explained in fine detail. Focus is sharpened by the utilization of Matrices (logical, three-dimensional exercises) for which to develop functional power.
The Core Conversion workout is an efficient and effective way to train the body’s true “core” – the nose to the toes – in all three planes of motion, utilizing a strategic sequencing of lifts, lunges, squats, squat thrusts, and push-ups. This workout is the perfect blend of strength training, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance that trains the body to not only feel better, but to function better.
Jump-Jop-Hop Explosion is a workout designed to functionally enhance the body’s ability to perform “ in this case, the body’s ability to defy gravity. The workout is not only intended to increase one’s vertical, but also to protect one from injury, as well as to improve one’s strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, agility, power, speed, and reaction.
Balance is a much-needed (and often-forgotten) area of focus for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance. Balance Escalation is a workout designed to strategically, three-dimensionally, and sequentially improve balance. Balance is a component of fitness that dramatically influences one's strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. This workout properly blends balance with motion to greater expand one's functional threshold to allow one to better perform in any task, activity, or sport. A great feature of this workout is how it uses authentic motion - such as foot "