Functional training is a real buzz term in the fitness industry, but what does it really mean?
A functional exercise is a movement that is performed in your daily life. This will be different for a lot of people. For instance, a golfer will perform quite different movements to a cyclist. But there are standard movement patterns that, as human beings, we all perform. Examples would be squatting to pick up something heavy from the floor, or pushing/pulling a heavy door open. Functional training involves training these movements, not the individual muscles (there’s way too many of them!).
Everyone should be performing functional training as the foundation of their exercise plan. Exercises that make up a functional training session are also known as ‘compound’ because they activate groups of muscles.
Whatever your health and fitness goal, functional strength training should be at the heart of it.
It has the most amount of benefits of any exercise type, and with our system, it takes the least amount of time to complete! As part of our award winning 12-minute system, you only need 2 minutes of effort in a full-body strength session to boost your metabolism for up to a week of fat burning action!
Strength training is very safe, if conducted with a qualified Busy Body professional. We know our anatomy and will choose the correct movements, range and speed to not only protect you from injury, but rehabilitate old or existing injuries and get you moving pain free!