After lunch time it was time to get back onto our foot. Guy began sessions 3 by discussing what he considers to be useful exercises. The goal of any balance and fall prevention program should be to get the participant out of their seats and on their feet. If you have been reading my blog post before you know that these are the focus of all the training programs my clients use. What is Functional Training?
The problem with Functional Training is having less a standardized definition. It’s been trendy in the fitness industry to talk about Functional Training. Function may suggest various things for different people, but there are fundamental concepts to help guide us. I love the true way my coach Vern Gambetta has described it.
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- 1/2 cup Cooked Chili (leftovers are great for this)
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- Coverts white fat to Brown Adipose Tissue
- Persistent physical aches and pains that don’t react to treatment
- Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder to the water and allow it cool
To paraphrase Vern: Training is practical if it evolves whatever it is you want to develop. What exactly are the components of Real Functional Strength Exercises? Integrate joint activities (perform movements requiring multiple joints to be used at the same time) As Vern Gambetta would say. Focus on developing strength and power instead of endurance. Getting up Can save your life if you fall. Examples of how I build my client’s strength levels are available …