FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE LIBRARY

USE THIS LIBRARY OF FUNCTIONAL EXERCISES TO:

  • Build a stronger body – whether you’re an athlete or just a beginner
  • Avoid injury – improve the coordination between your muscles, bones and nervous system
  • Reduce problems caused by stiffness, scar tissue or age – use dynamic movement to stretch and strengthen
  • Enjoy moving healthfully through life

PRINCIPLES OF FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE

All joints move in three different ways:

  • By twisting left and right in the transverse plane of motion
  • By bending forwards and backwards in the sagittal plane, also known as flexing and extending
  • By moving side to side in the frontal plane

Healthy joints move naturally and easily through all three planes.

Because of the way we live, however, we all tend to have one dominant plane. That means we usually have a deficit in the other two. Over time, that dominance-deficit can lead to restricted movement, discomfort and even injury.

Functional exercises incorporate the building blocks of movement through all three planes. Use them to help restore balance, health and ease.

Find out more about functional exercise.