Wednesday, 23 July 2014
FUNCTIONAL TRAINING - FREE OF COST FITNESS
It is the method of training the whole body.
Ø Method of training in which focus is on integration of multiple muscle groups while exercising the entire body.
Ø It does not isolate individual muscle groups.
Ø It encourages complex multiple joint movements.
Criteria to differentiate functional training from other training methods
Ø Specific reflex responses can be targeted with exercise to improve comparable reflex profile.
Ø Maintenance of our center of gravity.
Ø Functional exercises act similar to daily work e.g. squat is similar to standing up from a chair.
Ø Functional training is exercising to improve real life postures and movements.
Benefits of functional training
Ø It improves body awareness.
Ø It improves ability to work in daily life.
Ø It burns more calories than traditional exercises.
Ø It helps to prevent injuries and strengthens entire body.
Ø It improves body balance.
Ø It stimulates central nervous system functioning.
Ø It improves our body posture.
Functional training exercises
1. Frog jump
2. Duck walk
3. Spider walk
5. Inch worm movement
6. Mountain walk
7. Surya Namaskar (yoga)