Monday Morning Fit Tip:
TRAIN FOR REAL LIFE
What is “Functional Fitness”? It’s about training your body to handle real-life situations by performing exercises that use multiple muscles and joints at the same time. Why? To improve muscular endurance, overall strength, coordination, balance, posture and agility – and possibly decrease injuries.
So should you abandon the weight machines at the gym for a program that’s all about free weights and balance? Not necessarily. If you don’t isolate and strengthen muscles independently, the strong will compensate for the weak – so the strong muscles will get stronger while the weaker muscles stay weak. If you combine isolation and functional exercises, your muscles will all get stronger and learn to work together.
Questions? Ask below, or ask a trainer the next time you’re at the club.
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