The Science of Ugi

Functional Fitness

The goal of functional training is to emphasize the transfer of fitness gained from exercise into improved performance in daily activities.

The body knows movements rather than muscles. Traditionally we use a machine-based strength training which focuses on isolating muscles to increase the size of a given target muscle but does not demand the coordination required to build optimum strength and performance.

Fundamentals of Functional Fitness

Flexibility is

The absolute range of movement in a joint or series of joints, and the length of muscles that cross the joints.

Core is

In anatomy the core refers to the body minus the legs and arms. The major muscles of the core reside in the belly, mid and lower back and peripherally include the hips, shoulders and neck.

Strength is

The ability of a person to exert force on physical objects using muscles.

Power is

The ability to exert maximum muscular contraction instantly in an explosive burst of movements.

Cardiovascular Endurance is

The ability of the heart, lungs and blood vessels to deliver oxygen to working muscles and tissues, as well as the ability of those muscles and tissues to utilize that oxygen.