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Functional Strength Training

Functional Strength Training is an intelligently-designed functional training system based on mastery of the seven fundamental human movements and will re-establish a foundation of good movement, optimize neuromuscular function, and build strength in the basic foundational movements.  I use this system with the intention of improving both your movement capacity and your athletic performance. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, integrated strength training is a reconditioning and rehabilitation program that can be used with any client to reach any goal. There's nothing else like it. It's a systematic approach to sports performance enhancement at its highest level. Using more than one muscle group or integrated strength training involves and improves balance, coordination, and function. It emphasizes the body's core muscles - the abdomen and the back - as stabilizers. This is also known as functional training. Integrated strength training aims to mimic the moves that the body is engineered to do in everyday life.  Our bodies are designed to lift, walk, climb, bend, twist and turn. Integrated strength training exercises are designed to copy and build on these movements. The time that we spend on integrated strength training has optimum carry over in our everyday lives.  This training system is grounded in biomechanics, neurology, functional anatomy, and is built around certain fundamental principles and foundational movement skills. Precise execution of the basic foundational movements is the key to unlocking your athletic potential. Strength, mobility, power, endurance, and overall athleticism are all dependent on having good foundational movement skills. These fundamental human movements (push, pull, squat, lunge, hinge, carry, rotate, gait) should always be the backbone of your training. While it may seem limited at first glance, there are hundreds if not thousands of different exercises you can do that are all derivatives of these fundamental movements. The optimization of your movement will ultimately come down to how well can you perform the fundamentals. Each and every program that I write is custom-tailored to you, your goals, your needs, and of course your logistical limitations. My goal isn't to simply write you a "good" cookie cutter program that works for most people. I want it to work for YOU! The best training program in the world won't help you if you can't adhere to it and make it fit into your busy life