Functional fitness is the newest buzzword in the fitness scene; it’s not just about seeing results — it’s about conditioning your body to function correctly during day-t0-day activities like lifting your kids out of their car seat or carrying a box of books up the stairs.
It’s ultimately derived from the bodies natural movement patterns and the need to be able to perform a range of varying tasks each day; across the body’s planes (directions) of movement.
- Working with TRX
- Working with medicine balls
- Swiss balls
- Box jumps
- Battling rope drills
Sounds a bit like crossfit? Yes, they are similar. But the difference is that in crossfit, exercises are time-based and people try to get as many reps as possible into a short time frame. As a result, form is often neglected and crossfitters can get injured very easily.