This gets its own post—even if it’s short—because I think it’s really that important.
The topic is what’s called…FUNCTIONAL TRAINING.
When reading about exercise, you’ll see this term come up repeatedly: and almost always in an extremely positive context.
You quickly gather that many trainers think “functional training” is good… VERY GOOD!
But, what are they talking about?
Here’s is the answer from the Self.com website:
“The main word here is function. Function is purpose. So functional training is just training that has a purpose…functional training is focused on movement patterns that have a purpose.
…getting better at everyday activities—like walking, squatting to pick up something heavy, pushing a revolving door, or getting in and out of a chair—or preparing to compete in a sport… A functional workout is simply one that strengthens you in a particular way that directly translates to an activity outside the weight room.”