EXERCISE

 

what is function

What is the point of exercise for you? For me, it’s improved function in all aspects of my daily life.

What does function mean to you? Is it strength and coordination? The ability to perform most physical activities with grace and ease? Or is it being able to stand on a balance disc with one leg and do squats?

At Exercise Progression, function is defined as the body’s ability to efficiently perform this workout we call life or sports, with a great variety of speed, strength and coordination.

Efficiently is the key word, because it denotes that the muscles are working together as a team, and that a foundation of joint stability and mobility has been established, thus allowing safe speeds and forces to develop.

This teamwork is what allows the joints to remain in a healthy position, no matter what the task is, and is the key to performance and injury prevention.

More often than not, the way people train these days is dangerous, ineffective and leads to excessive wear and tear on the body, plus irreversible damage to the joints. If you are going to put in the time to exercise or play a sport, then you might as well maximize your time and results, instead of accelerating the aging process.

To put it simply, Exercise Progression uses scientifically designed and highly innovative exercise programs that will progressively train you to reach your potential in strength, sports performance, balance and power, all while maintaining  and protecting the integrity of your joints.

You like science, anatomy and kinesiology? Then CLICK HERE, because you will love this nuts & bolts look at Got Function?

My gift to you on this site are the many videos for Phase II you will find here, absolutely free. If you are a relatively healthy person with no injuries, aches or pains, then you should be able to instantly enjoy this gift and start working out right now.

If you are someone plagued with aches and pains, then you should book an appointment with me so that I can do a full evaluation and devise a program for you.

Phase I will be aimed at building your functional foundation, and is full of corrective strategies based on your specific needs for all of the following:

  • Core activation patterns
  • Posture and breathing
  • Stability
  • Mobility
  • Endurance of spine and core muscles

Below is a chart showing the overall progression theme for how you will train at Exercise Progression. The first two phases are the most important because they lay the foundation for everything  else. On this site you will find many free videos that fit into the Phase I and II as described in the image below.

 

 

If you follow the program, phase by phase, there is no telling how far you can go, how high you can jump, how fast you can run, or how much weight you can push, pull, throw, squat, lift or chop!

 

Comments 3

  1. Brad Saguindel
    December 1, 2010

    Chris,

    Thank You for sharing your wisdom and ideas to help me live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Looking forward to reading more to help me stay competitive as I get older!

    Best regards,
    Brad

    1. December 1, 2010

      My pleasure Brad. I can’t wait to hear about your progress!

  2. Alex
    March 20, 2012

    I stumbled this morning on your site by chance….what a lucky day !
    Love your circuit !
    Thanks for sharing.
    Alex

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