Functional Cardio & Toning Workouts for Athletes

Functional Fitness Certification
Today, we would like to list five functional fitness accessories that help make for a great workout.  These accessories and uses are ideal for extreme fitness training and training athletes.
1.)  Heavy Ropes.  As shown in the picture above, heavy ropes can provide a great workout.  Ropes are ideal for building endurance and definition - but, aren't as portable as most fitness accessories.
2.)  Soft Medicine Ball.  Soft medicine balls are a great workout accessory that can be used indoors or outdoors.  Most of these medicine balls are made to withstand abuse... so, don't hesitate to throw them into your gym's wall (just get permission first)!
3.)  Slam Balls.  Slam balls are one of the most fun accessories around.  How often do you get to throw anything as hard as you can into a floor or wall?  Slam balls can provide a great cardio and muscular workout.
4.)  Kettlebells.  Kettlebells have been around since the 1700s and are still popular.  Of course, they weren't used for fitness purposes at that time.  Working out with kettlebells is a great way to understand the use of momentum and force application as it would be used in a real-life situation.
5.)  Weighted Vests.  Though not as dynamic as the other accessories listed, weighted vests are great functional fitness accessories.  If you ever find yourself having to push around a car that ran out of gas or do an asymmetric pull-up to climb a cliff - you will be glad that you training your pushing and pulling motions with more than just bodyweight.  Take a hike with a weighted vest sometime...  You will feel the difference.
Hopefully these training tips about functional fitness accessories have given you some ideas about your training and training for your more advanced athletes and/or clients.  To learn more about functional fitness and it's real-life applications, click the link below.
Take Your Functional Fitness Certification Today!
next post → ← previous post

Stay in Touch


ASFA® is endorsed by leaders in the fitness industry. Please check out our endorsements and partners page for more information!

Latest Fitness Posts

  • Stretching Certification: Different Methods

    Where you are looking for PNF stretching, Active Isolated Stretching, Dynamic movement stretching, Static or Passive stretching - We have you covered!  ASFA® offers a Stretching and Flexibility Certification for fitness professionals who are interested in learning how to make... read more

  • Speed, Agility and Quickness Certification

    Become a Certified Speed and Agility Instructor Today! Speed and Agility...  All athletes need both!  If you are a fitness professional that is thinking about specializing your training, you should consider training athletes for speed.  Being in full control of... read more