Day: September 18, 2015

functional exercises

5 tips for creating functional exercise programs

Knowing how to create functional exercise programs is crucial for the health professional. While there is nothing wrong with traditional weight training programs in terms of building strength or stamina, these types of exercise programs typically train only isolated muscle groups. For instance, a person may train to bench press two hundred pounds, yet still strain their back while lifting their child out of a car seat. Functional exercise programs train the body to use all the muscle groups together and translate into improved activities of daily living.

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