FeaturesExercising to Improve Movement Quality: Why and HowBennett, Hunter Ph.D.; Arnold, John Ph.D.; Davison, Kade Ph.D.Author Information Hunter Bennett, Ph.D.,is a qualified exercise scientist, a lecturer in Human Movement and Exercise Science at the University of South Australia (UniSA), and a member of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition, and Activity at UniSA. He is a researcher and clinical practitioner with a particular interest in exploring how we can improve physical performance through movement optimization. John Arnold, Ph.D.,is a senior research fellow and lecturer with IIMPACT in Health, and the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition, and Activity Research Group at the University of South Australia. He was a postdoctoral research fellow with the Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Leeds, UK. His research focus is the clinical biomechanics of musculoskeletal disorders and injury in people with chronic disease to elite athletes. Kade Davison, Ph.D.,is a qualified clinical exercise physiologist, senior lecturer, and member of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition, and Activity at the University of South Australia. He has served for more than a decade as a director on the board of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), including 3 years as vice president and 3 years as president. Kade was acknowledged as one of the top 25 influencers in Exercise and Sports Science in Australia in ESSA’s 25-year history, and he has a particular interest in the investigation of models of service delivery and the translation of research to evidence informed practice. Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest and do not have any financial disclosures. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 5/6 2021 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p 20-27 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000669 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Apply It! • Exercise interventions targeting improvements in movement quality can increase training safety and effectiveness. • Movement quality–specific training can cause improvements in functionally relevant performance outcomes in a way that may be perceived as easier than traditional training interventions. • Assessing movement quality before prescribing exercise can highlight areas of training focus while identifying key exercises that your clients can perform safely. Training to improve movement quality is a worthwhile pursuit for exercise professionals as it has the capacity to improve training safety and effectiveness, while also increasing performance outcomes. Copyright © 2021 by American College of Sports Medicine.