The Training Grounds

Adaptive Training: A Functional Training Paradigm

What is your training designed to do? Are you performing each movement with a purpose in mind, knowing exactly how each exercise will lead toward your goals? Or, are you just ‘exercising’ in hopes that you will perform better? ‘Functional’ is quite the buzzword these days. Everyone touts ‘functional’ training, but few know what they mean when using this term. Functional is relative, and specific, to your chosen endeavours. Sports specific training is functional. Strength training is functional. Energy-systems based conditioning is functional. Why? They improve your capacity to perform and adapt. From this point, I will refer to truly…
It's all about living

Welcome to the Holistic Living Blog!

About the blog ‘Holistic’ is a term thrown around a lot, and to many people it means different things. In this case, it refers to a way of life, a way in which all the parts of ourselves are interconnected to create a whole. The purpose of this blog is to show how to improve those parts, to highlight anything and everything that adds value to life. ‘Holistic Living’ is a term I have coined that refers to how each part of our life affects the other parts. For me, a big part of ‘holistic living’ is how the little…

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