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    Functional training workouts

    Hi y'all!!!
    I know how to search the database, but don't have the experience to find what I'm looking for..!
    I want my days in between running and/or martial arts (cardio of choice), to be dedicated to strength training, but not any workout. I want to provide functional strength, make me more agile and have stronger legs, arms and core, without sacrificing speed... Can you recommend me workouts from the database for this purpose?
    Also having a cardio component, wouldn't hurt at all!
    TIA P.S.: What is your opinion on High Intensity Functional Training? Can it be done bodyweight?
    P.S.S.: Damer I tag you, because I need your assistance as well!!!

    #2
    Hi! Do you have access to equipment such as dumbbells or kettlebels? Because if you do (or even if not) i personally could again endorse using Funk Roberts https://www.youtube.com/user/marcroops Phil Daru https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDaruDiet and Chandler Marchman https://www.youtube.com/c/GoEliteSC/videos for resoureces. i know they are not from this site, but offer great functional workouts especially aimed at martial arts. I use them as parts of my workouts and have been pleased Hope this helps, have a good day!

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      #3
      I am aware of Funk's awesomeness and I have done some of his workouts!
      People have recommended me Phil Daru before, but he is very bulky and when I watch his videos, he just can't convince me his endurance workouts really work..!
      Unfortunately, I only have my body to work with..!
      One question though: Funk has a lot of videos labelled "over fourty". Are they good for us, the younger ones, or are they a little too soft?
      TIA

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        #4
        GiorgosD oh yea the over 40 stuff is all good, just up the reps/time if you feel they are too soft. As for phil, most of his metcon stuff is sound- i can vouch from my own muay thai strenght/endu programming both form student and trainer perspectives No problems going full calisthenics, then i suggest (if doing hiit for metcon and functional) keeping the plyo stuff at somewhere around 1min-1,5 min sets, combat work around 3-5 min and basic muscle endurance at such reps you actually feel like doing something (i mean if you divide squat sets to just 25reps/set its not gonna work endu much XD). As for speed, no, you are not going to sacrifice speed even if you did weights, this is a myth (bruce lee did lifting and calisthenics, was still damn fast ) you get slower only if you strat like serious massbuilding program so no worries there friend have a good day!

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          #5
          TheGrayLynx so, do you think the over 40 series is good for me? I mean for strength and conditioning (and some fat burn would be welcome..!) What do you mean by "use reps/time if you think they're too soft"? Add more reps or time or change the scheme?
          TIA

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            #6
            Yes if you find the workouts too easy, i suggest adding reps, sets or time of the work. So for example: upping a set of 30sec burpee-20 jump squats into 1min burpee-40 jump squats. As for the series i say give it a try, i think you get the feel of the stuff and then you decide if you want to integrate them into your program. The strenght and conditioning part is something that comes in increments and doing just one workout wont probably serve you as well as broadening your workout regimen. But i say try them if you like the style

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