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Weight lifting

Functional Strength Training

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends incorporating strength training into your routine. The recommendation is to do eight to 10 strength training exercises, eight to 12 repetitions of each exercise twice a week. This can be accomplished using dumbbells, resistance bands or your own body weight. Functional strength training, also know as specificity training, is an effective and practical approach to meeting this recommendation.

Defining Functional Strength Training

Simple Equipment for Functional Strength Training


Contact Marquette Employee Wellness

Marquette University Department of Exercise Science
College of Health Sciences
Schroeder Health Complex, Room 235
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881