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Hello All,

This article has been going around the Functional Fitness Team.  Although this article was written in 2003, it’s a great read.  It gives you a taste of the changes the entire fitness industry will be forced to make, changes to a completely functional model of movement.  Simply, if your movement plan isn’t based on your structural history, your poor unconscious movement patterns, and your lifestyle choices, then it’s not functional and it WILL eventually create injury!

I have one gripe regarding the article, and it is significant.  Greg Roskopf, MS, suggested you try to do a one-legged squat to show you how not functional you may be.  This suggestion is highly negligent!  Any movement practitioner that suggests you do a move like this without evening seeing you walk is negligent.  I highly recommend that you do NOT attempt a single leg squat.  This is a very complicated move that can do a lot of damage if your structure is ill prepared for such an unstable multi joint move.

Unfortunately, Greg works with athletes at a professional level.  This is very hard!  Just because a practitioner works with a professional team in any sport doesn’t make them an authority on biomechanics and injury prevention.  I believe one of the best running backs in history Terrell Davis injured prematurely under the care of Greg Roskopf and the Denver Broncos “top-notch” medical team.  You can’t have 2 knee surgeries and play a laterally based game 8 weeks later.  Negligent!  Currently, check out the injured list for the Denver Broncos.  Athletes that get injured in preseason training are not prepared structurally for the rigors of their sport and the staff did NOT accurately assess the functional level of their players.  Straight up!  No one is assessing or tracking these players biomechanical risk factors that create an injury prone athlete.  We do and not just for athletes, regular everyday people have the same risks, only you aren’t getting paid to destroy your body!

Enjoy the article from WebMD-  Working out for Real Life Functions.  Here are some free exercises we’ve posted on our website to get you started on being functionally fit.

5 FREE FUNCTIONAL FITNESS BALL EXERCISES

Slowly integrate the exercises into your work out.  Feel the difference between pushing your body to the brink of exhaustion versus a balanced approach to your exercise practice that considers the true biomechanical limits of your body.