The term, â€œFunctional Trainingâ€ has become more and more popular these days. Itâ€™s usually used to distinguish a style of training involving hard, sometimes awkward work, sewn together in a circuit or an isolation. The theory is that strength, aerobic, and anaerobic work, should somehow mimic manual labor to achieve better results from your conditioning program. My question is, why does anyone want to get better at doing hard labor other than manual laborers? What is the advantage of lighter weight and harder to use implements over heavier, safer, more productive ones?
By Tom Furman