What is function to you? Is it strength and coordination? Is it the ability to perform most physical activities with grace? Or is it being able to stand on a balance disc with one leg and do squats?
To me, function is the body’s ability to efficiently perform this workout we call life, 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 have been established, thus allowing safe speeds and forces to develop.
This teamwork is what allows the joints to remain in a healthy position, no matter what the task is, and is the key to performance and injury prevention.
More often than not, the way people train these days is 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. That is why Got Function? was created.
To put it simply, Got Function? is a scientifically designed and highly innovative exercise program 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.
My gift to you is Phase II of Got Function?, completely for free, in the form of videos and articles. If you are a relatively healthy person with no injuries, aches or pains, then you should be able to instantly enjoy this gift and start working out right now.
If you are someone plagued with aches and pains, then you will need to wait for Phase I, which should be coming out at the end of 2013.
Phase I will be aimed at building your functional foundation, and is full of corrective strategies for all of the following:
- Core activation patterns
- Posture and breathing
- Endurance of spine and core muscles
Below is a chart showing the overall progression theme for Got Function? The first two phases are the most important because they lay the foundation for everything else. For now, this site will focus on the first two phases – you can find many amazing resources online to fit your needs for the final three phases, but the first two are where Got Function? separates itself from the rest in building a functional foundation.
If you follow the program, phase by phase, there is no telling how far you can go, how high you can jump, how fast you can run, or how much weight you can push, pull, throw, squat, lift or chop!