Funtional training

Asela Manso

27 sept 2021

How the trainings way has evolve during the last two decades

For decades, training has been based on training muscle groups in isolation. However, in the mid-20th century, strength training pioneers such as Professor Yuri Verkhoshansky and Dr. Michael Yessis began to popularize strength training in the gym for athletes.
Since then, more specifically in recent years, there has been a global acceleration in the development of training for athletes and how to make it functional for their sport or specific discipline.
These advances are largely associated with the immense business growth of sport and therefore the rise of degrees and courses related to sports science around the world.
Regardless, strength and conditioning coaches and exercise specialists around the world now appreciate the significant difference between training athletes and training others (eg, bodybuilders).

When we speak of functional we mean: something that is "designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive."
It simply refers to whatever training method is applicable and useful for that sport, regardless of its complexity or appeal. For example, a single barbell deadlift is practical and useful for athletic development in rugby, therefore this can be termed "functional".