The following articles compliment
the theory covered within this lesson.
This article examines what it means to train “functionally”. The definition of functional is recognised as “it serves the purpose for which it was intended and it delivers a practical or good outcome”. The author proceeds to suggest that a “good outcome” from training for an athlete would be “a pain-free body that moves with ease, efficiency, strength and control in three-dimensions, now and for years to come” along with a noticeable improvement in sports performance and injury prevention.
This article briefly outlines key concepts that should be considered whenever designing and strength training programs that are truly functional. Three simple rules are discussed: respect the kinetic link principle, train without seats or benches and focus on movement not muscles.