According to the results of a new study published this week in JIMR, popular functional movement improvement app movr showed promising results in users who used the app over an 8-week period.
Numerous apps focus on health and fitness. The majority of these apps offer various streaming fitness classes in different areas such as Cardio, HIIT, and Strength training.
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movr app differentiates itself from other fitness apps by focussing on functional movement training.
The app enhances physical functioning with the help of a series of movement-based exercises and stretching based on a user’s individual movement assessment.
movr Functional Improvement Pilot Study
The new movr pilot leveraged a cohort size of 48 healthy adults who completed an 8-week pilot trial with the app. The app measures functional movement via the following measures:
- Strength ( push-ups, handgrip strength, and countermovement jump)
- Flexibility ( shoulder flexibility, sit and reach, active straight leg raise and half-kneeling)
- Cardiovascular Fitness ( Using VO2 max)
The study uses a comprehensive FMS (Functional Movement Screen) score incorporating the above metrics to provide results at the end of the 8-week trial.
The findings revealed that movr improved indices of functional movement (FMS), flexibility (shoulder, ASLR, and dorsiflexion), and muscular endurance (push-ups) over an 8-week period compared with the control group while maintaining handgrip strength, lower body power (countermovement jump), and cardiovascular fitness.
The clinical trial details for the movr app can be found here.
Working from home during the last year has added new challenges to most of us regarding our overall fitness. If you are not mindful about how your body feels and are always pushing through, it can increase muscle tension and overall higher stress levels.
The movr app is a free app available from the app store designed to decrease injury, improve performance efficiency and enhance overall wellness.
Now that the lockdowns are done and over here in the US, and most users are eager to rush back to their local gyms or hit the trails, it may be a good time to perform a functional assessment.
You can use the movr app to perform the assessment and try out the functional improvement suggestions or join their 6-week program and get in better shape.
movr recommends 1 – 3 hours a week for the medium – high-intensity program and about 15 – 60 minutes a week for their low-intensity program.
If you want to get into shape and postponed it for a while or are recovering from an old injury, this is definitely an app to start with!
The movr app is scientifically validated in different studies and helps you stay physically fit. Also, the app helps with reducing anxiety levels and improving your sleep scores.