What is Functional Fitness Training?

What-is-Functional-Fitness-Training-265-Point-Total-FitnessFunctional fitness training is a popular term in the fitness realm. And you might be curious to learn more about it and discover if it’s something that could benefit you and your fitness.

According to the Mayo Clinic:

Functional fitness exercises are designed to train and develop your muscles to make it easier and safer to perform everyday activities, such as carrying groceries or playing a game of basketball with your kids.

Examples of functional fitness exercises mimic what you do in daily life. Examples include:

  • Squatting
  • Lunging
  • Hinging at the hips
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Rotating
  • Walking/Running

If you look closely at this list of movement and picture each movement, you may start to pick up on what all these exercises have in common.

  • Most can be done with little or no weight.
  • No special equipment is needed.
  • Each movement involves more than one muscle group.

The simplicity and effectiveness of functional fitness training are what makes it so popular. Almost every functional movement can be modified to fit your level of fitness and experience.

Functional fitness training has the potential to benefit you in different ways, depending on your individual goals.

  • Getting Started: If you’re just getting started with strength training, it can be a great place to start.
  • Workout Variety: If you’re looking for new ways to add variety to your workouts, functional fitness exercises can help with mixing things up.
  • Injury Prevention: Muscle weakness and imbalances can lead to unexpected injuries. Functional fitness training can help prevent this type of injury.

The best way to learn and incorporate functional fitness training into your life is to work with an experienced coach or trainer. 265 Point offers a variety of fitness and lifestyle programs led by professional coaches. To learn more about getting started with functional fitness training, contact us today.

By |2019-04-23T20:06:39+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Blog|