REASONS TO TRAIN MOVEMENTS
This type of training can be done with fewer items of kit – a great workout can be put together with a basic barbell/dumbbell/kettlebell set-up. In a busy gym it’s ideal, because you won’t be queueing for equipment and you don’t need much space.
A whole workout can be done in 30-45 minutes, so you’re in and out of the gym quicker, without sacrificing your workout quality.
You’re not relying on machines with this type of training, so you can mix up the exercises. For example, rather than a hamstring curl machine, you can straight-leg deadlift with a barbell or dumbbell, swing kettlebells, use a GHD, do Nordic curls and so on. You’re limited only by your creativity.
REDUCED INJURY RISK
By ensuring your programme covers all of the human movements in a given training week, you reduce the likelihood of muscle imbalances and injury.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE BENEFITS
These workouts aren’t for vanity – that’s a secondary benefit. Instead you focus on strength, power and effective movement, which have tangible benefits for sport.