Another phenomenal weekend, learning from phenomenal people! Thanks to @functionalrangeconditioning and Dewey, Hunter and Bryan for the awesome knowledge that they provided over the weekend to add an incredible tool to my clinical toolbox.
As the idea of functional movement has become a trend in health and fitness, individuals are quick to label certain exercises as “not being functional”. So what exactly is functional movement?
The real answer is that it depends! Functional movement or exercise depends from person to person. Functional for a gymnast is different than functional for a football player. Functional for a CrossFit athlete is different than functional for a power lifter. Functional for a baseball pitcher is different than functional for a parent who wants to play catch with their kids. The idea of “functional” is dependant on the individual, and what their goals are.
But at the base of all of this, we all have to make sure that our bodies are great at being humans. We have to make sure that all of the little bits in our meat wagons are working nicely: we need shoulders that work like shoulders, hips that work like hips, backs that work like backs, etc. No matter what sport you do, you are a human before you are an athlete and we all have to make sure that our body has an internal environment that is capable of handling external load.
Happy Monday everyone! Give your meat wagons some love and have an awesome week! - 1 hour ago