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functional bodybuildingWant 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.

 

If you’re burned out on high volume, high intensity workouts and are ready to train in a way that supports longevity and feels good on your body, you can explore functional bodybuilding with Revival Strength as an individual design client (remote or onsite in San Rafael, CA) to get a program specifically tailored for your needs and the way you like to train. You can also join Awaken Training Series, our online group training program based around the principles of functional bodybuilding (next round starts October 2017). Or if you’re just getting started, use the free resources below to help with applying functional bodybuilding to a variety of movements – these tips are sent to our email list first, so sign up and you’ll also get a free three-day sample of Awaken Training Series.

  • Functional Bodybuilding at the CrossFit Games, Part 3

    Time for Part Three of our series on functional bodybuilding movements that support events seen in the CrossFit Games! Part 3 of 3: Kettlebell Overhead Walking Lunge Event: Fibonacci Final To finish the Fibonacci Final the athletes had to lunge 89ft to the finish mat......

  • Functional Bodybuilding at the CrossFit Games

    Functional Bodybuilding at the CrossFit Games, Part 2

    In Part One of this series, we looked at ways to use functional bodybuilding accessory movements to increase rope climb efficiency, especially under fatigue as seen in the 2223 Intervals event at the Games. This week we’ll break down another event and show you how......

  • Functional Bodybuilding at the Crossfit Games, Part 1

    Functional Bodybuilding hits the CrossFit Games! Well….truth be told, the CrossFit Games director didn’t consult with us on any of this. But it was hard not to notice how so many of the movements we utilize here at Functional Bodybuilding HQ could have played a huge......

  • 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,......