What makes FP different than all the other functional training fads out there?
Sound a bit complicated? Well, not really when you think about it.
At a basic level it means whatever animal you choose to train, you do it with the foremost goal of optimizing its primary functions. Fish swim, birds fly, and dogs walk on four legs. What do humans do?
Standing, walking, running, and throwing were the four most important movements for human survival.
These are just fancy words to describe the motions that humans use to get from point A to point B.
Functional Patterns has gone through the rigorous process of taking these complicated ideas and made a functional training program around them that anyone can do.
At FP, we’ve taken a first principle’s approach, shedding away all the ambiguities and getting down to what works. At the end of the day, we’re all human and our anatomical structures are similar enough that we all function in predictable and characteristic patterns.
By breaking it down into the most fundamental components, we define 'functional' on the shared functions that anthropologists say define our human species from every other animal on planet earth: The FP First Four — Standing, Walking, Running, and Throwing.
FP was designed to optimize the First Four human movements: Standing, Walking, Running, and Throwing.
If you learn what it takes to precisely execute these movements to the highest degree, the benefits will transfer to literally every other movement you do.
Whether it be a passive position like sitting, an athletic position like cutting laterally, or any other movement configuration – optimizing these four functions means that you improve your entire movement spectrum. Instead of trading fitness for function or vice versa, you get both simultaneously!
If you are a human, FP is for you. No matter your body type, physical ability, or level of exercise know-how, if you’re a human then you will find benefit from this program.
So, if you are having any doubts, rest assured that we accommodate people of all levels, backgrounds, and disabilities. And we have the results to prove it!