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Build Functional Strength

Build Functional Strength

Build functional strength with strength sessions strategically designed to help you become a more balanced, resilient, and powerful athlete. From stabilizing your hips and activating your glutes to power your "push off", to strengthening your back core muscles that keep your posture optimized when you get tired, every day you’ll use a video to optimize your musculoskeletal structure and support your big goals!

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Build Functional Strength
  • Standing Balance Flow

    Challenge your standing balance while activating and strengthening your core and the muscles that stabilize your ankles, knees, and hips — adding more stability and power to all your movement.
    - Focus: balance
    - Key muscles: quads, hips, core
    - When: pre-workout or cross-training

  • How to Activate Your Core

    Your core is your powerhouse — it powers all of your movement. Use this routine pre-workout or on cross-training days to make sure these key muscles are awake and doing their job to optimize your power and prevent injuries.
    - Focus: strength, performance
    - Key muscles: core, back
    - When: pre-work...

  • Functional Core

    Functional (practical) core strength means core muscles that are strong enough to safely and effectively power sport and life movement. Use this routine to build a foundation of deep core strength that will help you gain and sustain power when you walk, run, cycle, and more.
    – Focus: core strengt...

  • How To Activate Your Glutes

    A few minutes spent activating and strengthening your glutes will add power to your stride and any workout. Use this routine to wake up and strengthen your butt!
    - Focus: strength, performance
    - Key muscles: glutes
    - When: pre-workout or cross-training

  • Hip Strength + Stability

    15 minutes to stronger hips! Use this routine to strengthen the smaller, intrinsic (supporting) muscles of your hips, improving your stability to keep you moving forward with power and avoiding imbalance and injury.
    - Focus: hip strength + stability
    - Key muscles: hips, glutes
    - When: pre-workout...

  • Full Body Core

    Use this core routine to work your entire body as the integrated unit it's designed to be by incorporating your shoulders and upper back, plus your extremities. Includes core activation and plank variations to increase your total body strength and stability.
    – Focus: core strength
    – Key muscles: ...

  • Power Your Push Off

    Your glutes are the Boss of your "push off," so make sure they're doing their job. Use this routine to activate and strengthen your butt while mimicking forward motion to add stability and power to your stride.
    - Focus: strength, performance
    - Key muscles: hips, glutes
    - When: pre-run or cross-tr...