What is Functional Training? – Functional Training vs Performance Training – What Are Athletic Foot Positions?
What is functional training, and how does it differ from performance training? Performance coach Robb Rogers discusses the differences and similarities in this presentation that covers all ages and performance levels. Work capacity to landings, foot position to stances, there’s a lot of material in this short lecture.
“Performance training means actually training to improve a quality to assist in achieving an overall goal in speed, power, strength or injury prevention. In these cases, it’s something like having to get more explosive, becoming more elastic, needing more strength in the upper body in order to play a game and more fitness in order to be able to play at the same quality.” ~Robb Rogers
• Basic Training (1:25)
• Fitness: Strength, Power, Landing, Speed, Agility (3:15)
• Core and Stability (7:05)
• Functional Training- Lower Body (10:55)
• Squat/Lunge/Step (13:15)
• Functional Training- Upper Body (19:00)
• Performance Training (21:40)
• Agility vs. Plyometrics (23:35)
• Bench Press (24:40)
• Pulling (25:35)
• Hills and Stairs (26:20)
• Introducing Equipment (28:50)
Robb Rogers M.Ed., C.S.C.S., M.S.C.C.
With over 30 years of coaching experience, Robb Rogers is an authority on performance training. From club sports to professional teams, Robb has coached athletes of every level of expertise. From beginnings at the University of Missouri, Southern Cal and Baylor University to the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League as well as military Special Forces, Robb has vast experience in training elite performers in multiple arenas.
Robb’s been published in numerous journals and magazines and is a member of the Perform Better Seminar Team. Robb is also involved with www.coachrobbrogers.com, a free web based education site. Since 1985 he has presented at national conventions, business meetings, and in-service training for coaches, trainers, law enforcement and the military from the United States to Europe, China, Japan and Australia. Robb’s currently the pit crew coach for Richard Petty Racing.
Christopher Bathke –
Robb has years of experience training all levels of people, and it shows. In this lecture he lays out aspects of physical performance (endurance, power etc…) and how that relates to functional training. His illustration of training concepts as relates to movement variations in the gym and how that relates to performance is quite good. However, in order to best utilize this info one should have a good grasp on the fundamental exercises and how those would fit into programming. All in all highly recommended.