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Playground for Adults...the Functional Training Rig.

Playground for Adults...the Functional Training Rig.

It may look like a climbing frame at your local park, but a Functional Training Rig can benefit adults by ensuring an all-round workout thanks to various Crossfit equipment that work with your exact requirements.

Firstly, let’s explain what Functional Training is. The idea of Functional Training is that you’re essentially working out using movements that you would use in everyday life.

Think lifting the shopping, running up the stairs, stretching up to reach a cupboard, and so on and so forth.

Used in the correct way, functional training will benefit core stability and joint mobility. Therapists often use Functional Training for patients, as specific programmes can be designed relevant to a person’s level of fitness and their targets.

For athletes and fitness enthusiasts, Functional Training can be used to build endurance, strength and flexibility.

A Functional Training Rig includes areas such as stretching stations, boxing stations, Half Power Racks, adjustable pulleys, and rebounder stations. On top of that, tricep dips, steps, and Olympic bar pivot mounts can all be included.

Your own personal Functional Training Rig will set you back over £4,000, but you might want to consider using one at your local gym to target specific areas. Weights, kettlebells, ball skills, hanging bars, pulleys and aerobic exercises can all be facilitated using this multi-functional bit of kit. It’s vast enough to allow several people to have a go all at once, so it really is a bit like visiting the park.

Who knew you could have so much fun working out!



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Laura Briggs

Laura is a fitness writer who loves running, strength training, Pilates and Yoga. When she's got time to herself you might find her knitting, or in the kitchen trying out an elaborate recipe - healthy of course!.