Why Should I Do Functional Training?

Functional training has become a buzzword in the fitness world as of late. But there’s a good reason for its recent entrance into the spotlight. Functional training, at its core, is meant to prepare your body to perform everyday actions to the best of its ability. It’s something everyone can benefit from, so it makes sense that it’s been rising in popularity. Aside from the fact that it can help you with everyday tasks, functional training offers many other benefits, too. Here are a few of the reasons you should be incorporating functional training into your fitness routine.

Increased Flexibility

There’s a common misconception that functional training exercises are only good for “bulking up.” That’s not the case, though. Functional training exercises require a broad range of motion as you move your body through different stretches and movements. You’ll often begin and end a routine while in a stretched out position. As a result, your body will become more flexible over time.

Reduced Joint Pain

One of the biggest benefits of functional training is reduced joint pain. Functional training is known as a middle ground between personal training and physical therapy because it can help build strength while restoring the body. It aims to get your body to a state where it can perform at the best of its ability. Because joint pain is commonly caused by misusing and straining the body in unhealthy ways, functional training can help heal some of the damage while reducing joint pain and tension.

 Reduced Risk of Injury

Similarly to how functional exercise can help reduce joint pain, it can lower your risk for injury, too. Being unfit puts you at greater risk for injury, especially if you attempt to do any strenuous physical activities. Functional training rebuilds strength and muscle in your body, so you’ll become stronger and healthier. As your body becomes restored, you’ll be able perform more exercises safely, and you’ll have to limit yourself less than you did before.

There’s a reason why functional training is becoming increasingly popular—it works. The benefits above are just a few of the many you may experience after introducing functional training into your fitness routine. Want to learn more? Contact us today, and we can help get you started with functional training.

Mike

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