Functional Path Training Rules

These are simple training rules that I use to guide me on the Functional Path to grow, develop and nurture adaptable athletes who understand the wisdom of their bodies and it’s ability to self organize and solve movement problems:

  • Have a Plan, Execute It, and Constantly Evaluate It
  • Build the Complete Athlete
  • All systems work together all the time
  • Train all components all the time
  • Observe Law of Reversibility – Use It or Lose It
  • Fundamental Movement Skills Before Specific Sport Skills
  • You Are What You Train To Be
  • Build & Rebuild the Athlete from the Ground Up
  • Train Postural Strength with the Core as the Center of the Action
  • To Be Fast You Must Train Fast
  • Build a Work Capacity Base Appropriate For Your Sport
  • Train Toe Nails To Fingernails
  • Train Movements not Muscles
  • Train Multi Joint & Multi Plane Movements
  • Training is Cumulative
  • Win the Workout
  • Remember Simplicity Yields Complexity
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