Functional fitness combines explosive movement, gut-wrenching slow movement, and everything else in between; to provide you with a system of training that, in my opinion, is the best, and safest, way to get you the results you truly desire.
I say “truly” because most people believe they want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, until they hit the gym, and realize that if they just got stronger, looked better, and felt more confident about how they could perform in life – everything else is a distant second. This is what functional fitness can do for you, and it can do it for you in a way that provides the most injury-free exercises. Why? Because, for the most part, functional fitness focuses on using your own body to get you the results you need; through stretching and bodyweight exercises.
Once your body has been conquered, moving on to more advanced training is the natural progression; and is done with a focus on increasing performance that truly makes you stronger than even most bodybuilders. I know, sounds a little insane, huh? Truth is many bodybuilders are grossly out of shape. Ask them to run 3 miles with you, many have a hard time getting through it. Ask them to run 5, and you will be lucky if they reach the finish line with you.
Ask a bodybuilder to keep up with a functionally fit athlete doing pull-ups. Many will bow out after 10-12. How the heck can that be? Unfortunately, many bodybuilders train to look good, but their bodies, and secondary, and tertiary, muscles, are still relatively weak. Functional Fitness Superheroes looks at the freaks of nature in this field of fitness, and tries to discover how us mere mortals can get some of those same results. I hope to have you on the ride!