What is Functional Training?
Ready to take your workout to a new level? You’ve been building workouts you can do anywhere, now add an unstable surface and you’ve got functional training! What is functional training? Well, functional training mimics activities you do in your daily life. If the reason you avoid working out is because you think its rather boring to sit on a machine, lift weight ten times, rest as you stare off into space, lift again, and repeat on the next machine, I have news for you. Functional training is fun, practical, applicable to your daily activities, develops your core strength so you have a stronger base to deliver power from, and a strong core helps keep you more injury free.
Think about what movement you would like to become better at. Is it playing with your children or grandchildren? What about a specific sport or skill in sport? Golf season is right around the corner. How about the ability to lift items out of your refrigerator without fear or moving from your couch to the bathroom? All of these items can be made better using functional training techniques.
We know that to get better at something we need to practice. Your mother was right when she …