Crossfit Style circuits
- 09-05-2012, 01:36 PM
I will never do kipping pull-ups myself though. For anyone over 200 pounds - or any big dude, this is asking for an injury...too much risk for not a great return. I'll keep my pull-ups strict and controlled.
- 09-05-2012, 02:16 PM
Originally Posted by asooneyeonig
Unless you want to make this a specific movement for whatever sport they are doing etc it is hard to do, but anything that will involve a lot of muscles to not only perform the movement, but also for stabilisation then this is functional. Let's use lat raises as an example, great for isolating the medial deltoids but when in life are you really going to lift something like that?
09-05-2012, 06:48 PM
functional weight training is a misnomer. at least by that definition. this is my opinion, but what most people see as functional weight lifting is just efficient weight lifting in that it will take less exercises with less sets/reps to accomplish the desire to stimulate adaptation of the body. for example, barbell squats are better then leg press.
to further the idea, weight lifting is a skill. if you squat more you will get much better at squatting then any other leg based movement. you will still get better/stronger at running and other lower body based exercises so it has a functional purpose even though it does not mimic the movement.
and if training a [functional] movement is critical then would the above example show also like this, if you are a better/stronger runner you are also a better/stronger squatter. the better, functional part would work both ways. but it rarely does with functional training. at least how most people define functional.
i would define a good functional training session as one that allows for many muscles and joints to work together in a synergistic manner while also increasing mobility and force output across a broad spectrum to meet a specific and or general goal.
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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