The Functional Workout – Train for Life

The Functional Workout – Train for Life

The “functional” training craze is still going strong. You can’t walk into a gym without seeing people standing on Bosu balls or balance boards—often lifting dumbbells at the same time. These moves have some benefits (as long as you don’t fall on your ass), but unless you want to be prepared to squat during an earthquake, squatting on a balance board isn’t very functional. Our program prepares you for life—keeping up with your kids, landscaping your yard, playing sports with your buddies, or fixing up that old hot rod in the garage. This is truly functional fitness.

How It Works
The circuit of exercises resembles activities you make every day. You’ll be
moving in every direction, combining moves like lunges and presses to involve the whole body and lifting loads that produce growth. You can do this program as long as you want—no matter your level.

Frequency Perform each workout (Days I, II, and III) once per week, resting at least a day between each session.

Time Needed: 30-40 min.

Do It
Perform as a circuit, completing one set of each exercise and resting as little as possible in between. Perform the moves for 40 seconds each. Complete all five exercises, then rest three minutes. Repeat until you’ve done three to five circuits.

The Workouts:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

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