One of the main benefits of physical training is how it makes you feel better in your day to day life. This is why the concept and idea of functional training is so popular within the fitness industry as we strive to feel better in movements we perform throughout the day.
What Is Functional Training The term functional is a pretty touchy subject in the strength and conditioning realm. Muscle has function, therefore any increase in muscle mass is technically functional. That being said, isolation training has a bad reputation because it is often done without other aspects of movement and doesn’t benefit any increase in movement capacity. For this article, functional will be defined as movements that benefit both improvement in strength through the foundational movement patterns of strength training (that being said, almost any strength movement can achieve this goal). Predominantly movements that would be used with athletes or general population clients with good movement capacity already.
The 10 Functional Dumbbell Exercises That Should Be In Your Workouts