What is Func­tional Fit­ness?

Montreal Times - - News - By Peter Churchill mtl­times.ca

Func­tional fit­ness re­ally refers to phys­i­cal fit­ness train­ing that has a di­rect ap­pli­ca­tion to en­hance func­tion­al­ity and per­for­mance. Some fit­ness ac­tiv­ity is more fo­cused on aes­thet­ics and some train­ing is dis­jointed when it comes to Ki­ne­si­ol­ogy (hu­man move­ment).

Some tra­di­tional train­ing seeks to iso­late mus­cle groups (as ex­pe­ri­enced when us­ing a seated knee ex­ten­sion ma­chine), while a Func­tional Train­ing ap­proach would con­sist of a ex­er­cise that nic­ti­tates the co­or­di­na­tion of mul­ti­ple mus­cle groups, joints to sta­bi­lize the body and per­form the prin­ci­ple move­ment task. We can see this when some­one per­forms a stand­ing dumb­bell squat with over­head press.

A pul­ley ma­chine is a fan­tas­tic tool to use (in par­tic­u­lar in the case of a pneu­matic – air pres­sure re­sis­tance sys­tem) al­lows for greater time un­der ten­sion for the mus­cles and neu­tral­iza­tion of much of the ef­fects of in­er­tia and mo­men­tum).

Func­tional Train­ing should form the ba­sis for most fit­ness ob­jec­tives for most par­tic­i­pants. Bal­ance, sta­bil­ity, co­or­di­na­tion of se­quen­tial move­ment are all fac­tors in the de­sign of fit­ness pro­grams for chil­dren, ma­ture adults, ath­lete as well as peo­ple re­cov­er­ing from in­jury.

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