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 Got Function, function is defined as the body’s ability to efficiently perform in all aspects of 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 manageable positions, no matter what the movement is, and is the key to performance and injury prevention.
The way people train these days is often 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, Got Function 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, as much as possible.
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
- Endurance of spine and core muscles
Below is the overall progression theme for how you will train at Got Function. The first two phases are the most important because they lay the foundation for everything else.
Phase I (Function) > Phase II (Strength & Endurance) > Phase III (Max strength) > Phase IV (Strength-Power) > Phase V (Speed-Power)