More people are joining gyms these days, but alarmingly, many of them tend to assume that the standard of the gym they enter is defined by the definition of the TV screens on the treadmills rather than any torso definition they might obtain by exercising properly. It seems that much too much focus is put on leisure rather than health in the fitness and leisure industry… but luckily, there is another choice for those who really want to improve, and more and more people are realising this: Functional Fitness Training.Have a look at Advantage Personal Training – Ann Arbor fitness for more info on this.
There are various blogs and discussion threads on the internet that actually question the concept of functional fitness training… this is not one of them. I recognise that depending on what you’re preparing for, any training may be defined as practical. For example, if your work needs you to have the world’s largest biceps, then 2 hours of bicep curls a day might be considered functional training.
For the purposes of this article, functional fitness training will refer to an exercise or group of exercises that imitate, adapt, and enable the majority of people to enhance their performance of life’s daily activities, with a reserve left for individual goals.
A aim here may be, and often is, to boost quality of life outside of the gym, i.e., to have more potential for exercise and play, whether it’s a grandma having fun with her grandchildren or a teenager playing football.
Back/forward, up/down, left/right, roll, pitch, and yaw are among the 6 degrees of freedom used in everyday activities. Push/pull, jump/squat, step, twist, and bend are all examples of human movement. As a result, functional training is described as exercise that aims to enhance as many of these movements as possible.