Core/Functional

Core/Functional

Core/Functional

Core/Functional training attempts to adapt or develop exercises allowing individuals to perform daily activities with less effortlessly and without injury. While its origins are in rehabilitation, Physical and Occupational Therapists often use Core/Functional training to retrain patients with movement disorders. The core is associated with the body’s centre of gravity and provides us with muscular stability, using weight bearing exercises to target the core muscles can improve general stability and motor function. Athletes often use this type of training to enhance their discipline, adding extra strength and support for extra mobility. While most fitness facilities have a variety of weight training machines which target and isolate specific muscles. These limited or restricted movements do not necessarily bear any resemblance to the movements people undertake daily lives or chosen sports. On the other have Core/Functional training, to be effective should include a number of varied elements which mimic daily life or a chosen sport and be adapted to an individual’s needs or goals.

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