Functional Training

Functional Training

Functional Training

A brief note on Functional Training Adelaide :

Functional Training: Exercises that mimmck the everyday movement patterns for general daily activities, and/or corrective exercise to improve or eliminate a movement inconsistency, is true functional training.

Functional training helps you lead an injury-free life. It helps you gain and maintain health, stability, strength, and mobility, whilst complementing athletic performance.

There are a number of basic human movements that the body should be able to do, and which maintain range of motion or mobility, while keeping muscles, bones, weight and body systems healthy. They include: pulling, pushing, squatting, hinging, carrying, rotating, jumping, throwing and numerous gait patterns (walking, running etc). The aim of functional exercise classes, should therefore be, to improve these primary movement patterns in relation to the human bodies natural health, capabilities in correlation with daily activities, and or sporting performance.

Functional training is not: Standing on a fit ball doing squats (unless your a surfer). Or doing a 1 rep max lift of a dead lift, squat, pull or press, that is more weight than you’ve ever needed to manipulate an actual object in your life (unless you are competing in a strength competition). Nor is functional training specifically the manipulation of selected tools such as battle ropes, suspension trainers, kettle bells, sleds, slam balls, power bags etc (unless these tools correlate specifically to the definition of functional training outlined above).

POWERFIT 45 The focal point of Functional Training at Fitness Habitat in Adelaide:

Our primary focus in functional training sessions at Fitness Habitat is: To engage multiple joint and muscle groups in movement patterns, which link muscle chains and enhance the parameters of the definition of functional training listed above. Always in relation to the bodies natural movement patterns and functions.