Revival Strength | Functional Bodybuilding
Functional bodybuilding tips and resources with Games athlete Marcus Filly
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Functional Bodybuilding

Want to look good and move well? Functional Bodybuilding is an approach to training that can be used a little or a lot to increase strength, correct imbalances, improve movement quality, and help you gain comfort and confidence in a variety of positions, without sacrificing aesthetics. Below are some options and resources for learning more.

Train online with our 12 week group program using Functional Bodybuilding progressions to build strength, improve your quality of movement, and reignite your passion for training. Next registration: July 1-8, 2018.

Functional Bodybuilding Warmup: Volume One provides immediate access to 60 unique FBB warmups you can use any time in your training or with your groups to develop skills, strengthen imbalances, and prepare for the session ahead. If you’re waiting for Awaken Training Series to open, this is a great way to start in on some fun and functional movements right away.

Learn online with Functional Bodybuilding 101, our online course that will increase your mind-muscle connection by showing you the foundational principles we use in our training methods. Perfect for the coach or thinking athlete who wants to understand the “why” behind your training.

Develop your fitness and get breakthrough results with the Individual Design program, where you’ll work with a Revival Strength coach one on one to provide you with a custom training, nutrition, and lifestyle program either remotely or at our facility in San Rafael, CA. Gym programming also available; contact us for details.

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  • Awaken Training Series Sneak Peeks

    Take a look inside Awaken Training Series with these sneak peeks on lower and upper body progressions, and how we use tempo in the programs....

  • Awaken Your Warmups

    Try these four warmups sampled from Awaken Training Series and get yourself some Hot Functional Skills....

  • Kettlebell Workout Series

    Try these four different kettlebell workouts adapted from Awaken Training Series....

  • Prepare to Awaken! Challenge

    In honor of our fourth round of Awaken Training Series, which coincided with the new year, we put together this mini challenge series to prepare you to awaken your relationship with your training intentionally for the year ahead....

  • Inside Awaken Training Series 2.0

    For those who have completed the 1.0 program, here's a peek at what's next....

  • Functional Bodybuilding at the CrossFit Games

    How would you use Functional Bodybuilding to prepare for some of the movements we saw at the 2017 CrossFit Games? Take a look!...

  • Snatch Positions, Functional Bodybuilding Style

    Remember, functional bodybuilding is a process of looking at the constituent parts of movements and breaking them down bit by bit to expose the connections between brain and muscles that will make them successful. It is an approach to fundamentals that we must take year......

  • Pistol Squats

    Want to improve your pistol squats? Here are a few moves to help build your stability and skill on your way to better pistols. Dumbbell Box Step Down Dumbbell Box Step Down (Advanced: Kettlebell Rack Loaded) Why: The Box Step Down is a top to bottom......

  • Chest to Bar Pullups

    Whether you use a regular kip or butterfly, this movement requires effective use of your upper back muscles and not just your arm flexors. It is critical to be able to retract the shoulder blades in order to push the chest forward at the point......

  • Help For Handstand Pushups

    Have you ever been frustrated by feeling like your pressing strength doesn’t translate upside down? Whether strict or kipping, hollow body position + vertical force is tough, especially combined with the stress of being inverted. If you’ve been following us on Instagram @revivalstrength or @functional.bodybuilding,......