Archive for July 31, 2010

Functional Training or Safe Training?

Posted in Core training, Injuries, Random Thoughts on July 31, 2010 by mboyle1959

I just watched the video from Mike Davis last blog post about what is functional training.
It got me thinking not about functional training but about safety. We stopped doing exercises like dumbbell bench presses on a ball when I realized that anti-burst balls can still burst. I have to admit I liked the additional challenge of using the ball but if if you know me you also know I am a big risk-benefit ratio guy. In this case, I just can’t justify the risk. Just try to imagine that ball failing with 300 lbs of unbalanced load?

The primary use for our stability balls now is our phase 1 rollout progression. I NEVER let anyone lift on a ball or stand on a ball anymore.