Functional Bodybuilding

by Jason Anderson |   Date Released : 31 Jan 2005
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Jason Anderson

About the author: Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson has dedicated his life to exercise development, with over 20 years of experience in the gym. Jason spent five years working for Premier Training International as Programme Manager for the Fitness Trainer Award and Advanced Personal Training qualifications. He was the inspiration behind Premier’s Personal Training Solutions department and the designer of their revolutionary WEB and flexibility training systems. Jason presents his concepts and principles at the top fitness conventions in the UK (Fitpro, Loughborough and Multitrax UK, Heathrow) and also at numerous club chains around the world. He is also a fitness expert, exercise model and regular contributor for Men’s Fitness and other industry publications. Jason specializes in postural correction, movement dysfunction, joint and back pain, injury rehabilitation and performance conditioning. He currently operates from the Amida Club in Hampton, Twickenham (FIA Fitness Club of the Year 2005), where he runs his successful personal training business and acts as PT Manager for One on One Fitness LTD.

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Dasilva, Paulo | 22 Mar 2012, 07:51 AM

As a fitness instructor and an amateur bodybuilder I have been confronted many times with the same problem, functional versus physical perfection, Can we have both with the same routine? Also shall we treat clients like children and reeducate them about what exercise is about? All I can say is that if you been training for many years and it makes you look good and feel good and injury free you are certainly onto a winner! Let's keep it simple. great article...

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Magedera, Carl | 29 Apr 2011, 07:12 AM

Immensely useful article. But how is curling two dumbells called a barbell curl? Or is it a mistake?

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Magedera, Carl | 28 Apr 2011, 07:01 AM

Why does the body respond better with training with fewer sets and more frequently?

Also if DOMS is not related to intensity then why does connective tissue respond only after a heavy workout? Why cannot be DOMS be because you haven't worked the muscle for ages *and* the muscle cells are being damaged? Pain is usually our response to our own body's cell damage right?

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skinner, stuart | 12 Nov 2010, 12:54 PM

great read, well balanced article

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tyler, shaun | 16 Mar 2010, 21:05 PM

Very good well balanced article.

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