The Functional Continuum

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Abstract

The Functional Continuum explores how functional an exercise is by determining the amount of movement
required to complete the action. As all sports and most activities in life (functional) require multiple joint
movements, the more functional an exercise, the more transferable it is to sport and everyday life. Furthermore,
the functional continuum also allows exercise prescriptors to understand whether the exercise selected has a
high movement focus or a high muscle focus and explains how to increase or decrease this focus. With this in
mind however, often, true functional application, may require counter-functional training to compensate for the
continual functional application of the musculo-skeletal system (as will be discussed).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventFILEX International Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Convention and Expo - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Jun 20013 Jun 2001

Conference

ConferenceFILEX International Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Convention and Expo
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period1/06/013/06/01

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    Orr, R. M. (2001). The Functional Continuum. Paper presented at FILEX International Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Convention and Expo, Sydney, Australia.