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Podcast – Recap and Lessons From the Perform Better Functional Training Summit.

In this episode of the BikeJames Podcast I recap the insights and lessons I took from the recent Perform Better Functional Training Summit. It was a 3 day event in Long Beach that brought in some of the best coaches in the industry to share their knowledge.

It was also a great excuse to catch up with some old friends in the coaching industry and get an idea of where the Functional Training movement is headed. I learned a lot but I also left feeling a little disappointed with some things that I saw. Calling a Steel Mace a Leverbell strictly for marketing purposes, for example.

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My Big 5 Take Aways from the Perform Better Functional Training Summit:

1 – Leverage and Torque based tension are different than Compression based tension. This is why the Mace and Indian Clubs are more effective for “real world/ farm boy” strength.

2 – The Glute Bridge/ Hip Thrust deserves a spot with Squat and Hinge as lower body movement patterns that need to be trained. Ramping Iso Bridge achieves the goal of the loaded hip thrust.

3 – The hips are made to create and absorb force along multiple planes and they need to be trained that way.

4 – Keto is overrated and misunderstood.

5 – Functional Training needs to evolve past the current “Correctives + Kettlebells” formula.

Until next time…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

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  1. Petri Kettunen says:

    Firstly, thanks for all the great videos, podcasts and articles you do. I just wanted to post this video showing what that wrestling match would look like you talked about. If that ain’t a point for leverage based tension I don’t know what is. Keep up the good work and all the best from Finland. https://youtu.be/b8U3G-rI9t4

    Reply • November 15 at 12:38 pm
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      Thanks for the video, that is great example of leverage based tension in action!

      Reply • November 20 at 11:56 am

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