How “Functional” is Your Workout, Really?


When attempting to determine how “functional” your fitness routine is, start by asking yourself:

How much time do I spend sitting down or lying on my back when exercising?

What percentage of my workout is spent using machines?

How much time do I spend training in one plane of motion, typically this is the Sagittal plane (squats,deadlifts,cleans,presses,most pulls, curls etc etc…)

Function is the ability to see results in the gym transfer to real-life movement. If you’re doing too much of any of the things listed above, the functionality of your workout is limited.

Matt Pirtle MA CSCS

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