FUNCTIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS TYPICALLY FOCUS ON MULTIJOINT MOVEMENTS. HOWEVER, FUNCTIONAL TRANSFER EXISTS ON A CONTINUUM, WHERE DIFFERENT EXERCISES IMPART VARYING DEGREES OF FUNCTIONAL IMPROVEMENTS DEPENDING ON THE PARTICULAR DEMANDS OF THE TASK. THIS ARTICLE WILL DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF SINGLE-JOINT MOVEMENTS IN FUNCTIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM DESIGN.
1Department of Exercise Science, Lehman College, Bronx, New York; and 2Department of Sport Science, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Brad Schoenfeld is a lecturer at the exercise science program at CUNY Lehman College.
Bret Contreras is currently pursuing his PhD at AUT University.