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Practical Fitness: Building Strength for Real Life

Have you ever stopped to think about how much you’re actually working out during your daily routine?

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Surprising, right?!

From grabbing items off high shelves to carrying heavy bags, every movement is a chance to engage in functional fitness. This is why creating a strong foundation is so important. Foundation being your bracing sequence that we went over 2 weeks ago. Let’s start building!

Functional fitness isn’t just about hitting the gym; it’s about getting your body primed for the real-world challenges it faces every day.

Functional fitness is any type of exercise or workout that translates to the demands of everyday activities. And our daily lives require a wide range of skills and abilities. Rather than hyper-focusing on one element of physical fitness (muscular strength, aerobic endurance, etc.), functional fitness training develops the complete picture of physical function and fitness.

And while the demands of everyday life have certainly changed over the years, we still need our bodies ready to take on everyday movements and daily tasks.

From sitting to standing to lifting objects around the house, workplace, or store, our bodies need a mix of strength, mobility, and endurance to tackle everyday tasks. Instead of focusing solely on one aspect of fitness, functional fitness training paints a holistic picture, ensuring you’re ready for whatever life might throw your way. Especially when children are begging to be picked up and put down!

By strengthening the muscles in the same way you would need to use them for certain tasks, it reduces your risk of injury and increases your quality of life. You can go throughout your day without worrying about straining or pulling something—cough, cough—bracing sequence.

Almost all exercise can be functional depending on the context because, in reality, increasing strength will inherently help you become more functional in daily life.

While increasing your overall strength will help you move better, combining strength training with exercises that mirror the movements of daily activities can provide an even more effective training regimen. It can also promote better balance, endurance, and flexibility. And who doesn’t want that, right?

Engage in functional fitness and make every movement count towards a healthier, happier you!