Fitness Tip of the Day: Increase Your Functional Strength

Implement exercises that mimic everyday movements into your regular workout routine

One of the biggest things I can stress to people (especially older individuals) is that as they age they need to strength train in order to increase their functional strength. 

By functional strength I mean the strength required to walk up the stairs, pick up your grandkids, move deck furniture around, etc. 

When it comes to increasing this type of strength, make sure to implement compound movements that will help you achieve the results you want. Being functionally strong will allow you to improve your quality of life and it will help you maintain your independence longer. Make life easier by strength training to improve your functional strength! 

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.