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Functional Training

T-Men, I wanted to know if anyone had a take on functional training as advocated by Juan Carlos Santana, Vern Gambetta and the like. I’m a personal trainer and the top trainer of my club, 34yr Fem., trains her clients that way exclusively. Of course my routines center around the iron, but I wanted to know what opinions you guys hold on the subject. It would appear to me that all the colorful balls and weird exercises simply have a better advertising appeal than a grueling set of rock bottom squats (At least to the clients anyway!)
Thanx Brothers!

I remember reading here in T-mag a while back that Charles Poliquin didn’t have anything good to say about Vern Gambetta. In fact he mentioned something about him ruining athletes through his training. Sorry, I don’t remember the rest of the article.