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Neil du Plessis' Function vs Isolation Training

FUNCTION VS ISOLATION

  • BY NEIL DU PLESSIS

Joint stability

Functional training

Joints and levers must become conditioned to functional training exercises. During this conditioning phase, if done gradually and correctly, the body adapts and becomes more stable. The core will gain advantages and bone density will increase more than with general resistance training. Each joint in the body will become conditioned to handle forces that are far greater than any experienced in normal training. This is useful to someone seeking to avoid bone and joint degeneration.

“The core will gain advantages and bone density will increase more than with general resistance training.”

Isolation

When performing isolation exercises, joint stability will increase. However, if it is not functional it will not translate to being a method of injury prevention in common day to day movements. Each muscle group needs to be trained in various planes in order to achieve a similar result found from one multi-jointed, functional movement.

“Each muscle group needs to be trained in various planes in order to achieve a similar result found from one multi-jointed, functional movement.”

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