functional training

Essential Movements For A Commando

Essential Movements For A Commando

Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at essential movements for a Commando utilising different style of training and equipment. This week we are looking at functional movements that can be done using small amounts of equipment, so there will be no excuses as to why you won't be able to find these basic pieces of equipment.

A Commando needs to have a holistic base level of fitness in which he can perform any task in any circumstance. The importance of these movements is that the exercises while they don't seem like they are exact movements that you would perform as a Commando, even though some are such as box jump and sumo deadlift high pull. What they do is build the necessary strength in the muscles that you will need to move whether it be during training or in combat.

Fully Functional Soldier

Fully Functional Soldier

When functioning as a Commando on operations you are living and breathing in what is literally a different realm. A world so different that it is nearly impossible to duplicate in training. Conducting military missions overseas requires a physical adaptation. Both operationally and physically, those who focus on only the one domain would find it extremely difficult to adapt. This style of training was around long before a Crossfit WOD was even spoken of. I'm talking about principles of variation, intensity, and functionality will prepare a soldier for what he/she encounters overseas (i.e. anything!).

Stay with me whilst I give you a glimpse into what a single mission as a Commando could look like and how it relates to today's training. Are you doing enough to stay "fully functional"?

The Only 5 Movements You Need

The Only 5 Movements You Need

So you’re slogging it out in the gym doing the same old workouts, putting in the effort with extremely slow results. I’m talking about the exercises that are isolating the muscle groups - the back and bi, chest and tri story. You're desperate to build some serious muscle and if someone suggested going for a run it would make you cringe.

If this is you and you're looking for the ultimate change in performance, I have the answer right here.

Let's talk functionality, being able to feel as if you could do anything. Maintaining relative strength levels, utilising explosive movements and being flexible enough to heal and avoid injury. Not to mention finally building that desires ripped look that demands respect.

Because you see, the human body isn’t working to its max efficiency when using single ‘muscles'. It’s designed for movement patterns. In order to maximise the functionality of the human body, we need to focus on five basic movements, which encompass nearly all of the everyday motions.