I feel it is very important your overall health and well being to be able to move your body and stay strong (sometimes under load) in every of the following positions:
I like to define Functional Forward Fitness as; Continuously improving full body holistic training, often asymmetrical in nature, while working to improve your ability to move in the six degrees of movement.
A lot of every movements in every day life involve asymmetrical loads placed on your body. Rarely do you find yourself carrying two things in both arms that are of equal weight and size. This may include carrying a young child, a potted plant, a pair of suitcases or a bag of groceries while helping the neighbor.
Understanding how to move your body through efficiently through space is something we focus on here at the BAM Academy. Almost all movements we do are compound in nature, and very rarely will be focused on isolating muscles. Neither will we focus on developing certain muscles for an “Aesthetic Look”.
Focusing on developing a strong core, improved joint mobility and a good understanding of how to engage your muscles during compound movements and as needed (while breathing efficiently) is something we practice in the Ballistic Movements class.
Some of the Functional training tools used by Ballistic Movements at the BAM Academy: