Frequently asked questions about functional patterns

Previous experience is not necessarily, you just need to have a keen interest in fixing and improving your body. The Functional Patterns 10 Week Online Course is a good precursor to the training as it makes the fundamentals more digestible and creates a base of knowledge and terminology that will be used throughout the training. 

Otherwise, from your very first session, we will be helping you to understand the most important concepts and how to apply them to your current situation in order to see great improvements. You will be assessed based on your gate cycle and treated based on what we find regardless of any previous training. 

It took many years and a lot of stimulus to get your body to this point. Much of that stimulus being of the incorrect kind (in relation to human biology) creating muscle and joint imbalances.

Reversing these imbalances while instilling new patterns can take some time and is different for every body. To get a rough, non-specific idea of how long some conditions can take to rebalance, you can look through various FP results to see how long each one took to achieve. 

Losing or gaining weight are both governed by many factors. Genetics, work/life balance, environment, stress response, sleep cycle and your training regime. At FP we promote optimisation of all of these things coupled with biomechanics to lose weight. 

Functional Patterns encourages highly nutritious, anti-inflammatory foods in appropriate quantities. We also encourage adequate protein intake which can work wonders for body recomposition and satiety long after means. There are various blogs on Functional Patterns main site that cover the topic of diet and how to utilise the tool to optimise the function of your digestive system and your biomechanics. 

Yes, once the foundational work has been dialled in and your body is responding well, you can begin bodybuilding using Functional Patterns techniques. The goal is always joint decompression and functionality at every level, so the movements will look different to a traditional body building routine. 

You will be able to achieve more symmetrical and functional muscle mass with far less chance of injury. The muscle mass you achieve will allow you to move better and function better on a cellular level. Your muscle mass will also be much more likely to stick around once you eventually dial back your training as it will be built in a manner that is in-line with the gait cycle. Therefore, low-impact daily activities like walking will be helping to maintain your physique. 

Yes. First and foremost we look to get to the root of your bio-mechanical dysfunctions.

When you perform the exercises in respect to the patterns and sequences found in running, throwing and walking, the outcome is functionality without the pains and strains.

Previous injuries are one of the driving factors for poor biomechanics. Why? Injuries change the way we move to avoid further pain and inflammation. This adaptation is never symmetrical and causes certain muscles to take the lead and other important muscles and movements sequences such as rotation to take a back seat. 

When you train with Functional Patterns, we work to safely get your muscles and movement sequences functioning symmetrically and optimally to avoid the chronic pain the is caused by unchecked imbalances following an acute injury. 

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