Tag: functional training

Ep239 – Functional Fitness Redefined!

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Ep239 - Functional Fitness Redefined!
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Functional Fitness Redefined…or at least revisited. In this episode I discuss the terms functional fitness, functional exercise, and functional training. What makes an exercise functional? How can you make your training more functional for your own needs and goals? This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching and Training Services. Our focus is helping you to achieve…

Functional Fitness Redefined

Functional exercise, or functional fitness, is a very interesting term. It’s used frequently to describe movement and training patterns. It’s also a phrase that’s both adored and despised. Let’s give functional exercise some attention today. I guess I’m not gonna redefine functional fitness. I’m just going to revisit the concept. By definition, the adjective “functional” suggests that something is designed…

How to Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift

This post is a synopsis of Episode 224 of The Lifetime Athlete Podcast. It was entitled The Big Three Lifts. This discussion was a Mail Bag episode in response to a number of recent inquiries. Every Lifetime Athlete is familiar with these exercises as well as the squat, horizontal press, and hinge patterns they represent. Training these movements can help…

Ep224 – Mail Bag…The Big Three Lifts

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Ep224 - Mail Bag...The Big Three Lifts
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This episode could also be entitled “How to Bench Press, Squat, and Deadlift!” The Big Three Lifts are an historical foundation of exercise programming. Athletic conditioning and fitness has borrowed these movements from powerlifting and bodybuilding for many decades. An extremely frequently asked question in The Lifetime Athlete Community is “Should I do those lifts, and if so…how?” Yes, we…

Functional Locomotion Requirements in the Human

There are some questions that clients ask me so often, I wanted to pay tribute to these inquiries. Honestly, rarely does a week go by that I don’t have a stimulating conversation on at least one of these topics. For the sake of brevity as well as clarity, I’m going to address these questions one at a time, over some…

Ep094 – PT Basics…Functional Training

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Ep094 - PT Basics...Functional Training
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Functional training is a popular buzzterm. The debate over whether an exercise is functional, or not, is often a hot one. In this episode, I simplify the concept of exercise functionality. I relate training to basic functional movement requirements, and to sports-specific transfer. In reality, we want our training programs to be fun and effective. This is what OPTIMAL training…