CORE AND FUNCTIONAL TRAINING
Functional training originated as a form of injury rehabilitation with exercises that are relevant to the movements of everyday life.
Many traditional workout programs limit performance in specific hobbies, sports or daily movements, but functional fitness develops basic motor patterns to work at a higher capacity.
Traditional weight training often only works one muscle at a time which is contradictory to the normal coordinated effort used to complete most activities. This type of training is more likely to lead to overuse injuries, muscular imbalances, and limit movement and strength gains.
Use of many muscles simultaneously
Uses all three planes of motion equally
Mirrors movement of everyday life
Core muscles actively engaged
Allows for maximum strength capacity
Improves posture and body position
Complete activation of muscles
Longer more natural looking muscles
Helps prevent injuries
Purposeful movement pattern
Focuses on one muscle at a time
Slow movement speeds for machine reps
Not related to movements of everyday life
Results in tightening of muscles
Unchallenging postural situations
Range of motion restricted
Can lead to muscular imbalances/overuse issues
Controlled and less effective movement pattern
Shortening of muscle tissue