The Functional Resource is a comprehensive downloadable product (in PDF format). For the user it provides a fully illustrated in-depth educational collection of workouts and exercises. It is designed with easy to navigate sections for quick reference and printing during a consultation or workout. The resource is over 300 pages long and split into 8 main collections of illustrated exercise pathways, and within each collection there are multiple exercise routines covering body regions, specific techniques and aims:
- Flexibility, Mobility and 3D sequencing
- Dynamic body stability
- Balance and Equilibrium training
- Strength and Strength Sequencing
- Corrective Exercise and Functional Development
- Functional Circuit Training
- Functional Training Exercises & Workouts
This vast Functional Training download features additional illustrated collections from Frank Forencich at Exuberant Animal, and functional training equipment experts Perform Better.
Quote from the authors
When we first got into functional training and corrective exercise some years ago it was always difficult to track down resources to help us. We ended up doing a lot of leg work through websites, books, videos, courses – the usual trail. This is no bad thing, you start to widen your knowledge base and as you begin to get more experienced you start to cherry pick those things that you know will add value to the way you work. But for us there was a problem, there were a lot of people with a lot of theory, but not necessarily offering us the tools to put this theory into practice. There comes a stage where you need what we call ammunition. You want to be shown exercises, progressions and programmes and you just want to get on with them – lots of them. Folks in this profession like to learn by doing, and if this is given structure then it isnt counter-productive. We also wanted to find something that would work for us, and integrate into how we worked with our clients. Clients need information as well, after all it is they that we fire our ammunition at! It wasnt out there, so we wrote one.