Functional Training

Effective Movement Training

Functional Training In It’s Truest Form

“This is Training with a Difference”

It is about understanding that the body is a kinetic chain that reacts to gravity, to momentum, to ground reaction forces and to itself. Degrees of freedom in this chain produce movement with segments interacting in motion. Segments are linked by myofascial connections along and between them that distribute and produce force within and across body segments.

EFFECTIVE MOVEMENT TRAINING IS FOR EVERYONE, regardless of your personal goals, as it is about building a foundation based on basic biomechanics of human design and function.

  • Focus on integrated movements that link body segments together
  • Focus on loading and  unloading joints in all three planes to move efficiently with minimum stress on body

Come and try Functional Training as it should be!

ViPR Training

This training forms part of Functional Training or our “Effective Movement Training”.  ViPR will enhance the extensibility of the myofascial system through 3 dimensional movement and represents ths latest in the evolution of free weights.

What is ViPR? ViPR is an acronym for Vitality, Performance and Re-conditioning

It’s about VITALITY: a renewed sense of energy and movement possibility: purposeful and strong.

It’s about PERFORMANCE: performing at the highest level possible, with plenty to spare.

It’s about RE-CONDITIONING: regaining the power to move effectively and efficiently once more.

ViPR was created from a need to evolve training tools, foster purposeful motion and blend strength training with functional training and movement. Movement is fundamental and what makes up effective movement is a blend of lifting, shifting and twisting.

At the heart of ViPR training is the concept of whole-body intergration (WBI) which is just another way of saying functional training. There exists an old adage “we are stronger as a whole, than the sum of our parts”. WBI means that, for every action and movement performed, you are using your entire body to effectively create motion. This is consistent with the fundamental design of the human body. Current research is revealing these truths like never before. Recent anatomy and biomechanical studies have delineated these facts quite clearly. Treating and training movements using the whole body is more effective and loading these movements will create accelerated adaptations. ViPR allows movement  to be loaded, thus ensuring a positive transfer into life!

Ground rules

What makes up whole-body integrated (WBI) exercises?

1. Gravity into ground loading

On earth, gravity pulls us down and enables us to make contact with the ground. The body uses the force of gravity and the resistance from the ground to ensure proper motion. This is where the magic happens. ViPR was designed to act in the same way, using this principle to ensure correct human function.

2. Stretch to shorten (ie loading to unloading)

Think of jumping, throwing, running etc they all involve stretching before shortening. Jumping involves lowering oneself to the ground before jumping up. Throwing involves stretching in the opposite direction before releasing the ball. Think of your muscles as elastic bands. To get them to work effectively, you must stretch them before they shorten. In all ViPR exercises, there is a rhythmical strength-to-shorten (load-to-unload) which increases the efficiency of movement.

3. Multi-dimensional movement

The human body is designed for multiple dimensions of movement. It is as easy as watching kids at play, athletes in sports or a dancer in the midst of a performance. ViPR allows the freedom to move in multiple dimensions, ensuring a complete and authentic workout.

4. Using the entire body for movement.

Human anatomy is unified. The muscular system is an interdependent system that works best when trained together. WBI exercises are at the very core of ViPR.