Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Functional Exercises - Standing

We have covered functional training in an earlier blog posting.   However, I wanted to expand on functional training.    Standing, just standing properly, is a necessary body function.  The vast majority of all movements we do in our daily lives involve standing.  Or at least you should be standing more than sitting.   :)

So why do many individuals perform seated moves at the gym?   Real life postures (standing or sitting) are typically unsupported and unstable.   You can best train for these by lifting while standing.    If you need to push or lift in your daily life, challenge yourself by standing to do a row or standing to do a shoulder press?     Make your routine at the gym more functional by preforming the moves standing whenever possible.  You will also notice that you use your muscles differently!

Stay tuned…………

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