so today i started my PT training with ballys which lasts for 4 days and everytime i heard the word “functional” i cringed.
i guess i got everyone riled up because they were talking about some kind of deadlift/overheard-turn thing to help with the “functional task” of putting away groceries…seriously.
so im like, but why do you need to split them up? why dont you just train the deadlift as the deadlift and then to help with the “putting away” use a shoulder press or something.
then the guy starts talking about because its not “dynamic” and its not “one fluid motion” im thiking like no shit, but how are you going to improve your deadlift with 8lbs that your putting over your head, or how are you going to improve anything for that matter.
then my Fitness Director pulls me to the side and is like, what did you ask (he was in there the whole time anyway)? and i said it to him and hes like blahblah its not functional its more for bodybuilding and youll learn that when you take your certification.
whatever, i understand that training people the way i would train myself is most likely out of the question but no way in fucking hell will i ever stoop so low to do functional training. if youre into weightloss ill give you crossfit. if you want to get bigger im training you like a bodybuilder. no where do bosu balls, 1-leg out pushups(im NOT making this up), or any other junk come into play.