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Functional Fitness: Beyond the Bench Press
Functional-fitness exercises focus on making everyday tasks easier. Check out Groupon’s basic rundown.
From shoveling snow to climbing stairs, people constantly carry out tasks that may seem mundane, but can lead to serious injury if the body can't handle the workload. Functional fitness targets groups of muscles throughout the body, conditioning them to work together so they can perform a range of simple tasks more easily and safely. Exercises commonly used in a functional-fitness regimen mimic such everyday movements: squatting to pick up a heavy object, lunging forward toward an out-of-reach ledge, balancing on an unstable chair as the shelf collapses.
Whereas a traditional curl targets the biceps by way of elbow movement, a functional exercise might incorporate the shoulders, spine, hips, knees, and ankles, which trains the upper and lower body to work in unison with the aid of a tightened core. This integration allows the muscles to grow at a similar rate, gaining strength in a way that complements the way a person lives rather than the way they simply work out.
One of the major pros of functional fitness is its ability to suit virtually any fitness goal. A report by the American Council on Exercise determined that functional fitness benefitted adults ages 58–78, while a study by the U.S. Army concluded that CrossFit training increased the work capacity of its top athletes by an average of 20% and "characterizes the type of versatility required of U.S. Army soldiers." Regardless of the intensity, it’s best to start slow. Beginning with exercises that only use the body’s weight helps teach muscles proper form and keep them safe from injury. Once prepared, exercisers can add more resistance with weights, tubing, ropes, elephant trunks, and other tools.
At CrossFit POP, a crew of certified coaches leads exercisers through functional workouts that help clients develop a broad base of fitness. The team fosters a fun but challenging atmosphere that encourages participants to sweat and push themselves to better health through an ever-changing roster of movements. The Workout of the Day—the core of CrossFit—might draw from Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, or competitive hugging on any given day, all designed to sculpt physiques and improve health, regardless of age.
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“Nick was an excellent instructor and told us what to expect in the upcoming classes. This workout is for anyone and everyone:) We can all work out at our own level...”
“Nick was an excellent instructor and told us what to expect in the upcoming classes. This workout is for anyone and everyone:) We can all work out at our own level and push ourselves at our own pace.”
“CrossFit POP is a well run box. I received a courteous and professional reply when I called in to register for the on ramp program. The staff is committed to helping...”
“CrossFit POP is a well run box. I received a courteous and professional reply when I called in to register for the on ramp program. The staff is committed to helping people understand and properly perform the exercises that they are to perform. They even customized my workout based on my health condition and needs. They are not just out to get your money, they are in the business of helping people get in the best shape of your life, whatever that means to you.”