The Functional Continuum: Are we weight training for success?

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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. 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. However before we move into discussing the functional continuum, here are a few
reminders as to the role of skeletal muscle.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Convention and Expo - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 18 Jun 199920 Jun 1999

Conference

ConferenceInternational Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Convention and Expo
Abbreviated titleFILEX 99
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period18/06/9920/06/99

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    Orr, R. M. (1999). The Functional Continuum: Are we weight training for success?. Paper presented at International Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Convention and Expo, Sydney, Australia.