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Traditional or Functional training what should you do?

Updated on June 12, 2015
Inspire M-4 home gym does both traditional and functional training.
Inspire M-4 home gym does both traditional and functional training.


A big question in resistance training today is traditional training or functional training. Let’s shed some light on this subject by first giving you a brief description of the two. Functional training is training in multiple planes and using smaller stabilizer muscles as well as the larger ones. Functional training translates well to our day to day activities to help injury prevention. It also burns more calories because of the large amounts of muscle used in multiple plane movements. Traditional training is working out in one plane and isolating the bigger muscle groups. Traditional training helps build the bigger muscles to change the shape of our bodies. The tools used to accomplish functional training could be as simple as tubing and stability balls. Some of the progressive home gyms have cable based training that really takes it to the next level. The tools to do traditional training are a row of circuit training machines at a health club or a traditional home gym. The answer to the question of the day is both. A well balanced workout will take aspects of both. If you decided to go with a traditional home gym, there are a couple of small accessories that will help you get the functional training you need. If you are in the market for a gym today wear some comfortable clothes and head to your nearest Home Fitness store and try the newest home gyms that do both

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