Functional training comprises of group-based mixed training programs such as F45 and CrossFit as well as Tabata, HIIT and boot camp style classes.
This sport combines aerobic and anaerobic exercise and is based on functional movements derived from weight lighting, gymnastics, running and more completed in a circuit style environment.
Functional training has grown quite the fan base with group training facilities popping up everywhere worldwide.
Those involved in functional fitness need great flexibility, coordination and skills training. CrossFit athletes, in particular, require amazing strength and great muscular endurance as well.
It’s a really dynamic sport that delivers a fun way to burn calories and get fit. Bulk Ambassador Lara Gya loves F45 training and combines it alongside her strength training as a fitness competitor.
Some supplements Lara recommends for functional training include Protein Matrix+ to support recovery and lean muscle growth, Joints Complex to help injuries and joints recover faster and Creatine Monohydrate for strength and muscular endurance. Some athletes also choose to take a pre workout such as Pre Workout 101 for heightened energy and Beta Alanine to aid in extra training volume.