Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

The New Discovery That Makes It Possible To Get An Effective Workout In Less Time


The Art of Multifunctional Training

People often complain about how they just do not have enough time to spend working out in a gym. It seems every year the lives of many Americans become more hectic and they have less time to devote to bettering their health. As a certified personal trainer I often hear people stating that they just have to spend too much time working out to get the results they desire. They tell me how they have to rush to the gym before or after working out, in some cases change into workout clothes or work clothes, then they have to workout, shower and then rush to work or home to tend to their families. Working out can defiantly be a time consuming process.

However it does not have to be. When a prospective client approaches me and asks how I can help them get a great workout with results, but without the time commitment; I just smile and introduce them to Multifunctional Training. Multifunctional Training, which also consists of many core training components, is the concept of working multiple muscle groups in a single exercise. Multifunctional Training is a great way to work multiple groups, which allows for a shorter workout time, because time is no longer spent working one muscle group at a time. While, single muscle isolation is great for body builders or those who are trying to build or shape a particular muscle most people do not need to spend time isolating a muscle with multiple exercises. With Multifunctional Training you can hit multiple muscle groups in a just a few exercises.

Multifunctional Training is also a great way to build balance and coordination, an especially important aspect of training for athletes. Athletes can gain explosiveness using multifunctional training, increasing the weight as they become more comfortable. Many multifunctional exercises replicate the movements used in a game by many sports. Equipment such as the bosu, stability ball, balance bar, dumbbells, and medicine balls can all be used during multifunctional training. Because a person is performing exercises that target more than one muscle, the core area (abdominal and lower back muscles) are often engaged as well, during multifunctional training. If a person adds an unstable surface such as a bosu, stability ball or foam roller, stabilizer muscles are also engaged which replicates performance in sports by athletes.

An example of a multifunctional workout would be dumbbell flies performed on a stability ball with a crunch motion. In this exercise the chest and deltoid muscles are engaged with the dumbbell flies, as well as the abdominal muscles when performing the crunch. Another example is a squat with an over head press using a medicine ball or dumbbells. Holding the chosen weight close to the chest a squat is performed, then at the top of the motion and overhead is done using the selected weight. This exercise will work all the major leg muscles, the core, as well as the anterior deltoids.

With Multifunctional Training a strength training workout time of normally one to one and a half hour can be reduced to about forty five to thirty minutes. If you wish to learn how to transform your workout into a more effective fat burning and muscle training process with out the time consumption, let a professional help design you a program you can do on your own.

Copyright 2005 William Mackie

William Mackie CPT
Visit http://www.upstarttrain.com for more information on how we can design an Online Multifunctional Training program for you. Sign up for our Fitness Newsletter.


MORE RESOURCES:

Press-Enterprise

Get Moving: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Exercise
Press-Enterprise
But while medication is a good way to get a grip on managing inflammation of the joints, exercise can also be effective. “Rheumatoid arthritis patients really need physical activity,” says Dr. Lee. “The benefits it provides are wonderful, including ...



Yahoo Health

The One Exercise Fitness Trainers Do Every Single Day
Yahoo Health
In an ideal world you're logging at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity (or 75 minutes of vigorous) exercise per week. However, the reality is that it's not always possible to fit in a full workout because let's face it, some days are just busier ...



Violette: NY Exercise Riders Still Covered
BloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
The head of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said a move to drop exercise riders from workers' compensation insurance coverage from the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund will only be temporary as a broader, longer term ...



Women at Work: Exercise can boost productivity
Post-Bulletin
Women like these would like to let the rest of us in on a secret, "Exercise makes you more productive at work." That's right, there are more benefits than just losing weight and staying in shape. There are hundreds of local women who dedicate portions ...



United States Army (press release)

US, Georgian troops wrap up combined Exercise Noble Partner
United States Army (press release)
American paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Georgian Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Brigade, stand in formation during the closing ceremony for Exercise Noble Partner at the Vaziani training area in the Republic of Georgia, May 24, 2015.



Exercise beats chronic stress!
The Courier-Journal
When opening a discussion regarding the adaptations to exercise, we must define the specific type of exercise stress- is it in the form of resistance training or cardiovascular endurance training, as these two forms of training provoke a very different ...



Try This: A combo exercise that targets the triceps and glutes
Los Angeles Times
Fitness expert Kim Lyons, the founder of Bionic Body in Hermosa Beach, says she's most frequently asked for workouts that will tighten up the back of the arm or the booty. ("And it's not just women who ask.") Today, she shares a gym combo that targets ...



Matchup Just Released an iOS App to Gamify Office Exercise Challenges
Chicago Inno
Previously, users had to track their exercise progress on the web, but now Matchup is bringing the experience to the palm of their hand. "People love using Matchup. But they're on the run and want to check in to see how there doing," Contreras said.

and more »


Buckeye Lake training exercise to be conducted Saturday
The Newark Advocate
BUCKEYE LAKE – The Ohio National Guard and Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be doing demonstrations at Buckeye Lake State Park Saturday. The demonstrations include a 10-minute, two helicopter demonstration including a water and land ...

and more »


KETV Omaha

Sarpy County school shooting exercise held Thursday
KETV Omaha
"It is unfortunate that we have to do these types of simulations and these types of exercises, but as Sheriff Davis pointed out, this is the world we live in," said Dr. Andrew Rikili, Papillion-La Vista School District Superintendent. The exercise ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.