Functional Fit~Home Workout
Video of exercises can be found on my Facebook Page
This workout is designed to take your body through a large range of movements both efficiently and effectively. Helping you to develop strength, power and flexibility through the body’s full range of motion.
Functional fitness is well….just that, “training for function”. Conditioning your body to go to and beyond the requirements of everyday life. For me functional fitness is a path for me to improve the way my body moves and achieve skills that I never thought possible.
If you’d like to read more about the benefits of Functional Training read my previous blog
All the equipment used in this workout are objects you can find at home. I am using a bag filled with my boyfriends engineering textbooks as my weight as well as a towel to add some upper body resistance.
Complete 3-4 sets of the following.
Start holding your bag at your chest with your right leg forward and left back, in a comfortable hip-width position. Engage your core and sink down into a lunge, whilst twisting from your torso to lower the bag by your side.
Repeat 10 on each side.
Begin in squat position. Engage your core and push up from your heels into a jump.
Repeat 10 times
Begin in squat position holding the bag so that it just touches the ground. Squat up, engaging the core pushing up from the heels and lifting that bag so it is inline with your chest. With one last lift, bring the bag so that it is above your head.
Repeat 15 times.
Wide Grip Russian Twists
Grip on to your towel so that your hands are placed just a little bit further than shoulder width apart. Sitting up into a V position, engage your core and twist to either side.
Repeat 20 times.
Keeping in the same position, extend your legs out straight and hold the towel at your hips. Engage your core and bring your knees towards your chest, whilst ‘threading’ the towel around your feet. Pull the towel pack over your feet.
Repeat 10 times.
Begin with feet just wider than hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Gripping on the a comfortable point of the bag (with two or one hand), push the hips forward with a strong core and pull the bag through the legs. Use the power from the back of the legs and the core to bring the bag up to chest height (no higher).
Repeat 10 times.
Happy Sweating! x