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Tell Your Gym To get “FUNCT”

Ditch the dodgy gym machines and transform your life with Functional Training

 

Hey Guys, I have a special treat today as a friend of mine, persona trainer and functional training enthusiast (soon to be an expert in this field)

Gets you pumped up and ready to jump on the functional training band wagon! Functional training, bootcamp

 

Have you been to a gym littered with a million machines, used them, had a workout and gone home?

Great, haven’t we allBut, did you know that the gym and its equipment are not a requirement for you to be able to do effective workouts?

 In fact, more beneficial exercises for your body are best done outside the machine-cluttered emporium of a typical gym. Working out purely with the use of machines is not the most ideal method.

Using your body as a machine?

 Now you’re talking! For decades, these ‘revolutionary’ pieces of equipment (costing thousands of dollars!) have made up what we know to be the modern humble gym. These particular types of equipment are more often than not attached to claims like: “This one gives you a bootie like Beyoncé!”, “This one will make your chest grow 2 fold in 8 weeks!” and “This one will give you the cut 8 pack you’ve always wanted!”. CLAIMS, CLAIMS, CLAIMS. What about results?

 Well, they’re up to you, but they’ll be hard to get on these bulky, boring, repetitive pieces of equipment.

The difference between getting good results to achieving great results is how you exercise. If you want results that will work towards improving your body shape, muscle tone, posture and functionality; don’t be a machine dummy, do ‘Functional Training’. Functional training dumps all of the useless machines and you become the machine. With compound exercises and large focus on balance, stability and coordination, your health and fitness will sky rocket. Not only will you achieve greater results faster, you will also improve your resistance to injury, your posture and your capability of accomplishing everyday activities with greater ease and capability. You will stand taller, feel better and live stronger when you train in functional fitness.

The word “functional” is directly related to the movement itself. How many times do you do a 45 degree leg press action in your day to day life? Answer that for me. I bet the numbers are the better part of none. Now, how many times will you do a squat with a medicine ball abdominal twist? Sounds technical, but getting up off the computer chair and turning to walk away are directly related to this functional based exercise. The benefits of functional based training are limitless in terms of improving quality of life, health and fitness. But, to list a few more:

  • Improves your balance.

  • Improves your stability.

  • Improves your neuromuscular coordination.

  • Improves your core strength.

  • No expensive gym memberships or equipment is needed for you to have a more beneficial workout, all workout, every workout.

A massive benefit of functional exercise is the posture side of things. Look at the way an infant moves about; do you see any postural issues? Infants are among the entire world’s human population that have the least amount of postural issues. It seems that as we get older, the habits that we slip into lead to our posture becoming poorer. The reasons for the way our race has evolved bad postural habits have become common place. Rounded shoulders, anterior pelvic tilt (duck bum) or poke neck are among the most common postural problems that can all be eliminated with the application of functional fitness into your life.

 

Posted by our special guest Jai O’Flaherty

 

Stay Awesome Guys!

 

Tim Morgan!  

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