Strength vs Function: The (Much) Bigger Picture of True Function

by Paul Chek |  Date Released : 07 Jun 2007

  • Introduction
  • Strength = one biomotor ability
  • Strength = one component of function
  • What is function for a crane operator vs a hockey player?
  • Strength on its own is useless
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Relative to environment it is to be used in
  • Biomotor conditioning – specific
  • Biomotor opposition
  • Power explosion vs. static stability/postural control
  • Physiological readiness
  • Internal and environmental assessments
  • Many sports teams still blind lifting training with no knowledge of the internal landscape
  • Resistance training can tear us to pieces
  • Making our athletes slower and weaker
  • Dangers of functional training
  • No proper assessment
  • Assessment of biomechanical, bio-motor, physiological, lifestyle and environmental elements
  • Gymnast vs. UPS truck deliverer
  • Rabbit poop pills
  • Take all the experts and put them in the gym with a case study
  • Investing time into your own mastery
  • What is real education?
  • Offering a money back guarantee
  • Designing proper exercise programs
  • Exercise without diet program – can’t do
  • Hippocrates and medicine ball
  • Eat, move and be healthy
  • Strength as one biomotor ability
  • Function is much deeper
  • Exercise defined: to cut out
  • Are you currently seeing a physician for any problems?
  • Understanding medical side effects
  • Function is a much bigger question than many are willing to ask
  • Genius minds – danger to assume we are doing what they are doing
  • Intentions are good, but the lure of financial gain is dangerously sweet
  • Functional relative to environment
  • Industry-wide ethics needed
  • Gap of knowledge between experts and trainers
  • We have to come together and design a classification system

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Paul Chek

About the author: Paul Chek

Internationally acclaimed speaker, consultant and Holistic Health Practitioner Paul Chek, draws upon over twenty-eight years of experience in corrective exercise, high performance conditioning and integrative lifestyle management. Author of six books, over 60 DVDs and numerous correspondence courses and seminars, he has also developed four advanced training programs for professional development in the health and fitness industry. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K Institute, based in San Diego, CA which specializes in Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology ( He is also the creator of the P~P~S Success Mastery Program (

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