In today’s society mental toughness seems to be a trait that is becoming more and more extinct. Lack of discipline, lack of focus, and lack of commitment are all big red flags for a lack of mental toughness. When it comes to your training there’s no room for a lack of mental toughness. If you lack it then diet suffers, training suffers, and results suffer.
- Are you training to be functionally strong for life?
- Are you using your strength and conditioning program to prepare you for your sport, job, or life?
- How much emphasis do you place on being functionally strong?
These days I often find myself talking to my students about the importance of having life skills. After all, when it comes to fitness your goals should line up to what you’re doing in life. In other words, if your job demands that you be functional then why wouldn’t your fitness program mirror that? Today I’m going to discuss three functional strength drills to get you on track.
- Do you currently include sprinting as part of your HIIT conditioning?
- Are you “sprint functional” in your conditioning?
- Do you have a practical and safe progression in place to build up your sprint workout?
If you are not including sprint work into your conditioning program then you need to take the time to reconsider. If you aren’t sure about how to go about progressing up to a sprint workout program then this article will provide you with some insight. Get ready to buckle that chinstrap and get to work.
1. Are you functionally strong?
2. Are you unclear on whether you’re functionally strong, or not?
3. Is your training approach designed to help you build a strong, lean, functioning body for the long haul?
4. How high of a functional value would you rate your current fitness and strength program?
If you’re unsure as to the answers to these questions then you’re in the right place. There’s only one way to pursue fitness. I don’t care if you can bench press a 1000 lbs and squat 2000 lbs. because at the end of the day you’ve got to be able to bend over and tie your shoes, or be comfortable with getting on and off the ground without the process being too cumbersome.
- What is pillar strength?
- Are you functionally strong?
- Are you interested in learning how to develop pillar strength and function?
- Do you feel that your workouts lack in helping you to perform and to be resistant to injury?
If you answered yes to any of the questions here above then you’re in the right place. Today’s article will outline a simple and effective explanation to help you build stable and powerful pillar strength along with the function to withstand most any physical task.