Functional power training
Functional training has its origins in the rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. There are over 300 exercises which can be used. The few movements required in everyday life allow us to go easily through our day. However, when we are forced to exert our bodies in an unusual way, our limits are quickly reached. An unexpected stretch backwards or a sudden sidestep could cause injury and even influence our mobility.
Functional training optimizes :
This three dimensional workout perfectly prepares the body for different movements and aids in the prevention of injuries. Physical condition is improved in a short time and a few kilos are quickly lost. Performed correctly, people of all age groups and fitness levels can profit from functional training. More muscles and muscle groups are called upon than in traditional strength training where more often than not just the larger muscles or muscle groups are targeted.
Predominantly, just ones own bodyweight is used as resistance. An atypical situation in which the athlete has to balance or steady himself is created, either through the exercise itself, through the use of a stable or unstable underlay or through an outside stimulus. Some of the equipment often used includes : MFT disk, reactive barbells and dumbbellls, theraband, physioballs, etc. By using such equipment the sessions are kept varied and exciting.
Not only stability training but also core training is an important aspect of functional training. Core muscles make the transfer of energy possible. This is the foundation of functional training upon which can be built.