Functional strength is the type of strength athletes seek for improved sport performance and reduced risk of injury. Functional strength is also the type of strength that you would use in non-gym situations. Most arguments for the use of weightlifting straps come from people who are interested in weight training for aesthetic value or body building, not for functionality.
When considering weightlifting, it is practically inefficient to neglect your hands (grip strength), as they are…Continue
Posted on September 30, 2011 at 11:28pm — 13 Comments
"The use of machines that buttress joints and restrict range of motion at specific joints not only retard the various levels of motor learning required for optimal functional performance, but can encode patterns that are detrimental to both performance and the avoidance of injury."
- Dr Stuart McGill
Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance - Fourth Edition
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