Courtesy of our friends at FitFluential!
Functional Fitness is a big buzzword right now, and with good reason. It helps you do your daily activities, but better. Work out with Everlast F.I.T. and incorporate these 3 functional fitness moves into your routine.
If you’re a human being, you probably do the following things pretty often:
- Pick stuff up
- Put stuff down
- Move stuff
Whether it’s hauling the laundry basket up a flight of stairs, carrying a bag of dog food to your car from the store, or even hoisting one of your kids up onto your hip, you are functioning in movement. And functional fitness helps you to do those things, better. And with the equipment from Everlast F.I.T., you can bring functional fitness into your own home. In fact, The “F.I.T.” in Everlast F.I.T. stand for ‘Functional Integrated Training,’ so you know that it was created for this exact type of movement.
What is Functional Fitness?
Functional fitness, by definition, is “the ability to do activities of daily living safely and independently without undue fatigue.” This means that in our everyday lives, we are constantly moving and performing functions, and functional fitness is doing all of those things easily and not huffing and puffing while trying to carry your groceries inside.
While many other exercises focus on one body part or muscle, functional fitness movements incorporate the entire body in complex movements. But complex doesn’t mean complicated- in this instance, complex means that multiple joints and muscle groups are used. Where a bicep curl only focuses on the bicep contracting, functional movements, like squats with an Everlast FIT Powercore Bag, require multiple muscles and joints to work together to perform one motion. By doing this type of exercise, you are bound to see an improvement in your fitness, less fatigue during everyday activities, and less risk of injury. We all know that one person who pulls their back out every time they try to lift something. Functional fitness keeps that from happening!
3 Functional Fitness Moves to Try
Ready to hop in to some functional fitness? Here are 3 moves using our the Everlast FIT Powercore Bag, available with weights of 20 lbs or 30 lbs. Add these moves to your routine to not only help you to live your life to the fullest, but will also whip you into amazing shape. Because along with making you more capable, these complex movements also burn more calories than single-joint movements. Burn some fat, torch some calories, and enjoy the movement!
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