Relationship Between Functional Movement Screen and Tactical Performance

Hoyong Sung, Jongseong An, Sangwon Lee


The purpose of this study was to examine relationship between Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and tactical performance, which was indicated by marksmanship and physical fitness test (PFT). Seventy-eight male cadets aged 21-24 yr (height 175.4 ± 5.1 cm, body mass 67.2 ± 5.2 kg) participated in the study. For regular PFT of Korea Military Academy, they performed 2 min push-up and sit-up, pull-up, and 400 m and 3 km run. After FMS was administered, target shooting was executed from the foxhole supported position with 10 bullets in the middle of cadet summer military training in order to assess marksmanship. Statistical significant level was set at p ≤ 0.05. Statistic significance was found in the relationships between FMS and PFT and between FMS and target shooting. Inline lunge was significantly correlated with 2 min sit-up (r = -0.251), and right shoulder mobility was significantly correlated with target shooting (r = 0.239). The relationship between FMS and PFT seemed to be random and weak when compared with the results of advanced research. The relationship between FMS and target shooting represented that scapular stability and shoulder mobility would be required to maintain steady position and therefore to secure better performance of target shooting.


marksmanship, physical fitness test, military, army, movement

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