Lesson

Strength: Functional Exercises

Functional Exercises

Sessions are 45 minutes long, It turns out that the intensity of training that optimizes physical conditioning is not sustainable past 45 minutes to an hour. Athletes that train for hours a day are developing skill or training for sports that include adaptations inconsistent with elite strength and conditioning. Past one hour, more is not better!

Examples of Functional Exercises

  • Cardio includes running, swimming, and rowing in an endless variety of drills.
  • The clean and jerk, snatch, squat, dead lift, push press, bench press, and power clean.
  • Jumping, medicine ball throws and catches, pull-ups, dips, push-ups, handstands, presses to handstand, pirouettes, kips, cartwheels, muscle-ups, sit-ups, scales, and holds.