Strength and Fuctional Fitness

Everyday life demands a lot of movement. You’re bending over to pick up something, climbing a flight of stairs or lifting your child above your head — all activities that require a great deal of strength and agility.

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Moreover, you might find yourself carrying heavy loads like groceries or doing routine activities, such as vacuuming your apartment or walking up the stairs — these can put unnecessary strain on muscles and joints, especially the lower back. Those tasks can lead to injuries if you’re not adequately prepared for them.

Functional Strong and Fit training focuses on developing these skills by incorporating body weight exercises and resistance workouts. It also aims to strengthen your muscles and build stamina, which helps you perform day-to-day activities more efficiently, so you’re less likely to get injured.

Athletes often come to the gym with a goal of losing weight and getting in shape. However, many of them are disappointed when they stop seeing results.

So they begin to rethink their goals and seek out new ways to stay active. They discover functional training and incorporate it into their workout routines to improve their overall health and fitness.

When compared to traditional strength training, functional workouts also help burn calories. This is because you use more muscles during a functional workout than when doing isolation exercises on a machine, Crockford says.

When you combine a series of compound movements such as push-ups, pull-ups, squats, lunges, or even handstands, your muscles will work more and you’ll be using more oxygen. You’ll also burn more fat because of your increased metabolism and oxygen consumption, which will help you reach your weight loss goal quicker.