is a classification of training that prepares the body for real-life movements and activities. Also known as functional training. “It trains your muscles to work together and prepares them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work, or in sports.
Movements such as squatting, reaching, pulling, and lifting will be made easier with functional fitness integrated into your exercise routine.
Functional fitness is focused on building a body capable of doing real-life activities in real-life positions, not just lifting a certain amount of weight in an idealized posture created by a gym machine.
Functional training helps provide you with the strength, stability, and mobility you need to thrive in your life and sports. You use basic functional movement patterns like pushing, pulling, squatting, rotating, carrying and gait patterns—walking and running—every day. Functional training utilizes exercises that improve your movement.*Outdoor Circuit Training*Strength & Conditioning*Core and Flexibility
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The military don’t use the gym as a part of their formal training.
Instead, they use functional fitness training to build and maintain astonishing levels of fitness, often with no equipment.
Often referred to as bodyweight training, tactical fitness, or high-intensity functional training,
Functional fitness is a training style that the military has developed over centuries.
Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a rapidly growing sport in which participants compete and cooperate to get through a series of obstacles, mental challenges, rugged terrain, and, of course, mud.
The biggest name in the sport is Spartan Race.
Each race series has its own feel that includes one of three primary focuses: muddy fun, compete, and endure. Spartan Race, for example, is focused primarily on competition.
Many people who experience any OCR event firsthand come away with a feeling of accomplishment and a boost to their self esteem. Suddenly small challenges in life don’t seem so difficult after having conquered 12 miles of mud and obstacles.