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Classical forms of training in the gym more and more becoming extinct, unless you are bodybuilder, preference is given various combinations of cardio, circular, functional training … Today we explore the concept of functional training and give some examples of exercises and way of performing.


The roots of functional training come from the application of rehabilitation. Therapists use this form of rehabilitation to restore the regularity of certain movements in patients, the name functional is because they were used to install the proper and independent movement that before was irregular in the midst of an injury or surgery. They were movements that were used in everyday life, movements that have a function in everyday activities. So in sport we doing some part of exercise and movements which are typical for a particular action that is constantly practiced in a particular sport or physical activity.

The benefits of functional training is better joint mobility and stability of the whole body. Improving these factors reduce the possibility of misconduct. Although the machines at the gym seem safer, they actually limit the degree of movement and thus do not involve stabilize muscle of movement, but only a certain muscle that is rightly triggered. As a result, it takes a lot of time to strengthen all the muscles, which is not the case with functional exercises where they require a lot of different and large muscle groups.

Basics of functional training. Choose a couple of exercises from 2 to 8, it represents a one circle in training. Training should have from 2 to 4 laps. The exercises are performed with the shortest breaks, and between parts of the training is pause of 2 to 6 minutes. Pause can be active, skipping rope, running or something else. The number of repetitions of exercises can be fixed and may be limited in time, Ex. 4 exercise, each running 30 seconds submaximal intensity followed by a break of 4 minutes and moving into a new round. In essence, combine themselves but by following these guidelines.

Examples of exercises





Very important thing is to determine the intensity of training to withstand the whole session and not interrupted in half because you increase the intensity from the beginning. Also, pulse and control over the belt and hours or simply checking on artery on the neck, should be frequent during breaks. Functional training requires high endurance and strength, it also features the upgraded and improved.

Equipment used in functional training may be different, but I can run and exercise without apparatus. About them we have been already discussed in this Text: TOP 5 PROPS FOR FUNCTIONAL TRAINING


Recently, a couple of times people asked me how to regain abdominal muscles after pregnancy. The problem is not so frequent as everyday questions about fitness and health, so I spent a bit of time to research and write about this topic.


The separation of these muscles is normal during pregnancy. Muscles and connective tissues are stretched and thinning to adjust your baby. It may take several months after birth while these muscles begin to heal, to be closer to their initial position. For some individuals, this separation can be very significant and visible. It can lead to a weakening of the core and back pain. Condition (diastasis recti) can be significantly improved or cured say so specific static exercises to stabilize the core muscles (stomach and lumbar back).


First, it is useful to check the degree of separation of muscles. Lying on your back, lift your head and shoulders slightly off the floor and put his fingers into his belly button. If your feet sink into your stomach, you have separation of your rectus abdominis muscle. You can then move the finger above and below the navel to feel different degrees of separation in various fields. Getting to know the degree of separation is useful when you start to exercise to track your progress treatment.

Before we talk about exercise, we need to know. Abdominal exercises such as crunches classic and Plank are counterproductive and can only aggravate things. When this phenomenon separation of the abdominal muscles can be rehabilitated relatively gradual take on the classic sit-ups, but it is important to avoid until you build a stronger core.

One of the first exercises to start after 6 weeks post partum it has been a simple breathing exercise that can help to isolate your core abdominal muscles. Lie on your back, knees bent, lower back is tight to the ground. Place your hand on your stomach and take a deep breath, try to exhale while I push my hand that was on his stomach, giving resistance exhalation with hand. This can work out and a dozen times during the day until you feel you have mastered the technique of execution.


Start in the same position as the previous exercise. This time, bend your hips toward the chest with the involvement of the abdominal muscles and put pressure lower back to the ground. This is a very subtle movement, which develops core abdominal muscles and pelvic floor.


These two exercises is very important to work frequently until you feel that abs muscles slowly return to the starting position, then you can gently exercise the other exercises the abdominal muscles. Make sure that you are doing the exercises slowly and in slow motion without sudden movements.


Because storing fat and weak muscles in certain parts of the body, especially in places such as the thighs, stomach and upper arms (females), these parts look limp and relaxed. The muscles are atrophied and the shape looks quite unsatisfactory and ugly. In this article we will explain the easiest and fastest way of workout to solve this problem on your upper arm.

In the initial exercises using the weight of your body and then you can take props such as weights, dumbbells, kettlebell, a bottle of water or any other.

  1. Push-ups are performed with the tightening of the whole musculature especially stomach and legs. The lighter version is on its knees. 3 series of from 5 to 15 repetitions.


  1. Deeps deterioration is performed on a chair, a bed or a bench. It is important to use a triceps muscle and fix the whole body without raising and lowering the hips. 3 sets of 8 to 15 repetitions.


  1. Biceps curl. The exercise is best done leaning against a wall in a standing or sitting position, so the muscle biceps will be most engaging. Can be conducted alternately or simultaneously. 3 sets of 8 to 15 repetitions per min 2 kg tag.


4. Dumbbell curl overhead is performed with one hand or both. It is important that the elbow is fixed and does not move to just triceps was engaged. 3 sets each hand of 10 to 15 repetitions.


5. Triceps Kickback Exercise is performed standing at an angle forward and straight back, elbows and trunk are locked to the accent was on the triceps. 3 sets of 8 to 15 repetitions.


After the mandatory exercise stretching biceps and triceps, every site a minimum of 20 seconds hold.


Results are visible after a few weeks, the muscles going to shape and fat start to melts, so the arms are starting to get desired shape.

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