Functional Fitness in Real Life

Yesterday you had a great workout at the gym.  Today, you lift a 50-pound suitcase to carry it downstairs -- and throw your back out.  What happened?

In all likelihood, you're not paying enough attention to your functional fitness. "Conventional weight training isolates muscle groups, but it doesn't teach the muscle groups you're isolating to work with others," says Greg Roskopf, MS, a biomechanics consultant with a company called Muscle Activation Techniques who has worked with athletes from the Denver Broncos, the Denver Nuggets, and the Utah Jazz.
The key to functional exercise is integration. It's about teaching all the muscles to work together rather than isolating them to work independently.  Read More...


Posted on July 30, 2014 and filed under Fitness, Health.