Functional Training Redefined


“Be real – Avoid artificial restraints and positions.” ~Vern Gambetta, in reference to functional training. In the early 2000s, the term “functional training” was new and en vogue, and it still is today at a lesser degree. However, fitness and sports professionals have conflicting and varying definitions of what is considered to be functional training? … Continue reading

Do Gyms Really Need Machines?


First, you must understand that the brain recognizes movement patterns and not simply muscle groups.  Yet, many professionals are still stuck in isolation training or muscle group training. ~Gray Cook, PT, co-founder of Functional Movement Systems. In a typical, modern American gym, you may see rows of treadmills, elliptical trainers, and other machines that is … Continue reading

Top Seven Exercises to Avoid at the Gym…No! Make That Eight!


As I have mentioned many times in my other posts, your body operates as a whole unit like all parts of a car engine working together. However, many gym exercises place your body in a fixed environment and are uniplanar, meaning that the movement is done in one direction. Obviously, this is not how the … Continue reading