This week we cover a few topics on a lot of people's minds:
- progressing bodyweight workouts
- finding exercise equipment
- separating work from home when they happen in the same place
Roll up your sleeves, all these topics require a little work.
The primary purpose of your core is to support your spine during physical activity. Since your spine is a rickety, flexible rod - your core has a lot of work to do.
Your spine can move in many ways. Core musculature is designed to start, stop and stabilize each of the 7 ways your core is engaged.
There are tons of positives about working out in your home. No membership dues, convenient location, showers and towel service - the list goes on and on.
When it comes to your exercise selection, you can be pretty limited if you don't have any equipment at home.
Here's the wish list of home gym essentials so you aren't limited to the same dozen bodyweight exercises indefinitely.
What is "functional training"?
Is it using a Bosu ball? Is it TRX exercises? Is it plyometrics? Is it all three?
You wouldn't know it to listen to the trainer at your local gym, but functional training isn't a standardized training method.
Building functional strength is totally subjective. Depending on your injury/health history and training goals; "functional" takes on a different definition.
I've put together some criteria to help you decide what "functional" training looks like for you.
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