When it comes to weight training, the most prevalent stereotypes are those consistent with bodybuilders and Olympic style weightlifting. Strength training is closely associated with lifting heavy weights with high intensity. Now, let us introduce you to functional strength training.
What Is Functional Strength?
Functional strength training is slightly different as it employs techniques with a foundation similar to that of Olympic style lifting, but executed with a different intention in mind. Look no further past its name, as functional training is precisely that: meant to improve the functionality of the body.
The method itself can include weights. But instead of the intent to maximize strength to its full capacity, the goal is to maximize strength for the body to complete everyday tasks and physical challenges with increased ease.
Functional training consists of lower weight and higher reps, with a heavy focus on developing the core. Because of the high rep intensity, it’s possible also to reap cardiovascular benefits from strength training.
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