Let's Take a Closer Look at Functional Training

The functional training trend has led some people to call for the extinction of machines in weight rooms. But before we jump on this bandwagon any further than we already have, we must understand scientific basics, such as the five major components of fitness.

The fitness industry is an anecdotal profession that is more likely to follow trends, opinions and speculation than proven science. During the last 35 years, the fitness industry has proven itself to be temperamental, giving way to the latest sexy trend, two of the most recent being functional training and the combination of several trends into boot camps, P90X, Insanity and now CrossFit.

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