Let’s talk about couple of benefits of functional training.
People are created to move. Nowadays a lot more jobs are geared towards sitting still. People sit by their desks for hours, drive from one state to another, and sit in never ending meetings. When you go to the gym or working with your trainer, you want to do the opposite of what you did at work. Machines at the gym might not be the answer. Functional training can help work on all the muscle groups that have been still for all those hours at work.
During the fitness evaluations I see people with bad postures. The treadmill will not be an answer to help correct this. If this sounds like you, then we will have to work on many different exercises that can help correct the muscular imbalances.
Stability is another important aspect of training. Not only do you need stability during your workouts but also in your daily life. Core stability and strength is where I like to start with most of my clients.
If the client comes to me and says that they want to get better at playing a certain sport (ex. soccer, tennis, volleyball, etc.), functional training is where they need to start. This type of training enhances the relationship between the nervous and musculoskeletal system.
What does it mean to you?
- You will be more successful in daily life
- You will get stronger, faster, leaner
- You will improve balance, core stability, strength, and flexibility.