At Functional Training Studio, position is the primary factor that determines exercise prescription. Additionally, one must be in a proper position to allow proper progression. The progressions are achieved through inhibition and facilitation of muscular chains to create non-compensatory movements. This inhibition coupled with facilitation, creates your brains paradigm patterned shift. This is why FTS is exclusively private personal training. We are niched in the fitness industry but our attention

Push ups are observed in a variety of gym settings. Performance can range from being beneficial towards strength, rehabilitation, and conditioning. Conversely, they can be degenerative, painful, and contribute to injury if not done correctly. As a result of the variance observed, numerous coaching techniques are tested to try to find the best approach. While most are beneficial, too many coaching corrections are commonly made during the exercise that leads

Manual resistance is often an under-estimated method in the coaching tool box. This technique can be used with a wide variety of clients to learn correct form, neuromuscular awareness, developing force, and sustaining tension. In addition, it can be used with nearly any lower body, upper body, or core exercises for these purposes. For this article, the Half-Kneeling Y-Raise is used to demonstrate four key points when utilizing manual resistance.

The term “abdominal training” should not be synonymous with the obsolete thought of crunches, sit ups, and planks. Unfortunately, these actions are associated with the outdated term and sub-optimal training method. Instead, choose a more functional approach in combination with Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) to optimize ribcage position with simultaneous abdominal strengthening. In doing so, two desired goals can be achieved: Create an optimal breathing pattern and appropriate limb movement

Jan 2016

Pain Paradigm

Should Pain Be Normal? Most of the population has experienced pain in their life. However, should it be normal to have pain on a daily basis? Should exercise cause pain? Most people automatically brush it off as something that is a typical part of life. Although, I’d say that, “no pain, no gain” is the furthest from the truth. Living and exercising should not equal pain, but society has created

I’ll be the first to admit that I was never a biochemistry guru. However, after learning about the Buteyko Method and practicing PRI, I am astonished with what is possible from breathing correctly. More specifically, the highly underestimated power of controlling carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide has direct impact on metabolism, heart/circulation, nervous system, immunity, sleep apnoea, hormones and much more. Looking at the overall picture, you should start realizing the