The answer is far from the vision of bodybuilders in your local gym.
In fact, you’ll find that most bodybuilders couldn’t run for a bus.
In my experience, ultimate fitness is an intertwining, holistic balance of cardiovascular fitness, strength, power and flexibility.
Top athletes display ultimate fitness.
How do I know this?
As a young man, I was fortunate to train and play with some of the worlds most talented footballers.
I was also lucky enough to train and jump against some of most talented triple jumpers in world athletics and learn from the best sport scientists and athletic coaches in the world at Loughborough University.
So what makes athletes different from a member of the public?
- 1. Athletes strength train functionally for their sport, training strength in movements relative to their sport without the prime purpose of looking good.
- 2. They are able to maintain a high level of competition through natural, sport initiated, high intensity interval training resulting in efficient cardiovascular fitness.
- 3. Athletes are able to display an active range of motion through all the joints with multi-directional movements.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could harness all these elements into a system of training that would achieve ultimate fitness for everyone.
Well, I have…Functional Integrated Training (F.I.T.)
The F.I.T. approach to exercise is a system of training that promotes athletic movement in every single one of us regardless of age.
Functional Integrated Training (F.I.T.) mimics the training techniques athletes and their coaches exploit to reach the pinnacle of performance.
The training protocol ranges from dynamic warm-ups, functional strength training circuits, agility drills to simple but effective shuttle runs.
The F.I.T. approach is the future in pursuit of ‘ultimate fitness’, the very essence has run through my athletic upbringing, work as a personal trainer over the last 18 years, my own training routine and if you haven’t tried it for yourself, FIT1000 Boot camps.
The F.I.T. approach is growing and its my dream that ultimate fitness will be round the corner for everyone very soon!