Rhythmic Movement Patterns

Rhythmic Patterns

Observe-Assess Movement


This is the first step to building better athletes (from the ground up). We start by developing an understanding of what to look for when breaking down athletic movement, and how to assess what we see. Next we focus on the positional demands and the forces acting on the body to create efficiency and rhythmic sport specific movement. In the early stages of our program we focused on general patterns, but through video analysis, we started to discover unique movement aspects that faster, more powerful, athletic players were utilizing. The video below will give you a taste of what we will cover in this series.


Click on the hyperlinks below to download the 3 parts of this series to your AthleteFIT Programs Library.

RMP Part 1: Assessing Athletic Movement

In part 1 of this series you will get an inside look at how we deconstruct athletic movement patterns into phases with key positional points of observation to help identify technical deficiencies. We will outline the process for creating movement based assessments that assist us in determining the need for technical coaching or additional strength as we begin to prescribe appropriate strategies to help our athletes perform at an optimal level.

  • Chapter 1: Defining Efficient Movement
  • Chapter 2: Understanding Phases of Movement
  • Chapter 3: Identifying Key Points of Observation
  • Chapter 4: Athletic Movement Assessments
  • Chapter 5: Putting a Plan In Action

RMP Part 2: Deconstructing the Primary Movements of Sport

In part 2 of this series you will use phases and key points of observation to better understand how to quickly position our bodies in ways that optimize our force producing potential and express it in athletic ways. This understanding of mechanical demand and force production helps us to identify key positions and technical cues during training and will assist in strength exercise prescription.

  • Chapter 1: Review of Phases and Key Points of Observation
  • Chapter 2: Looking for Balance (understanding what the body wants to do)
  • Chapter 3: Understanding Joint Torque, Force Vectors and Reactive/Resultant Forces
  • Chapter 4: Deconstruction of Athletic Movement Broken down into Simple, Trainable Patterns
  • Chapter 5: Optimizing Powerful Performance from a Positioning Perspective

RMP Part 3: Force Absorption and Transition in Agility and Throws

In part 3 of this series you will further your understanding of athletic movement as we build off of the simple patterns of parts 1 and 2, and progress to more athletic patterns of agility and athletic jumps. We will use this understanding to create an exercise list of key exercises that we can use as a starting point of our athletic strength and power program to target specific areas of need.

  • Chapter 1: Review of Phases, Forces and Simple Positions
  • Chapter 2: Identifying Phases, Forces and Key Positions of Agility
  • Chapter 3: Identifying Phases, Forces and Key Positions of Athletic Jumps and Throws
  • Chapter 4: Connecting Forces and Key Positions with Specific Exercises
  • Chapter 5: Creating an Athletic Strength Exercise List