Functional Movement refers to the movement we use throughout our daily lives. It could be as simple as getting out of a chair or as complex as a golf swing. Training for these types of movements helps decrease the risk of injury, increase performance, and make movement in daily life easier and pain free.
Traditional weight training tends to be repetitious and cause injury and muscle tightness over time. Traditional training only strengthens isolated muscles. The connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, fascia, etc.) and the stabilizing muscles need to be trained in conjunction with the bigger, gross muscles in order to avoid injury. Functional Movement trains the body to work together.
The body was designed to push, pull, rotate, move forward, move backward, move up, move down, and any combination of these movements. Training your body in a controlled atmosphere to gain strength in these areas, will increase your coordination, power, and mobility when performing the movements outside of the gym.
Without correcting poor movement patterns first, Functional Movement Training will be ineffective. Therefore, a Corrective Exercise Program should be developed to balance the body before Functional Movement Training is implemented into a workout.
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