Fitness for aesthetics is important – and anyone who says they’re not interested in enhancing their body through training is lying. The beauty of functional training is that you can get build size and mass, along with genuine power and strength.
True functional movement doesn’t come from singular exercise. It’s a combination of strength, agility, conditioning and bodybuilding – honing all of these in our training is what makes you grow in size and get into the best shape.
Our philosophy at EVO is that movement should make sense. The human body wasn’t designed to work different parts in isolation. While the usual bodybuilding protocol involves machine exercises, we’re interested in developing and mastering movement that is skilful, purposeful and playful.
Exercise shouldn’t be an intervention – it should be a continual interaction with our environments. There’s no ‘all show, no go’ mentality here – the goal is to increase our size, but stay mobile, improve flexibility and boost speed. Here’s how it works:
You don’t need machines that isolate muscles to get bigger. Instead, we focus on big, simple, compound movements to develop total-body strength. You’ll use your own bodyweight to push, pull, throw, lift, strike and kick. You’ll use squats, lunges, climbing, curling, bending, stretching and balancing for maximum results.
For a lot of bodybuilders, they lose functionality when they build mass – and there’s no point being big if you can’t use it. Functional training allows you to get bigger, but it also allows you to become faster and more explosive than ever before. Get big, stay agile – jumping and running are the most natural human movements you don’t want to lose through gains.
The bigger you are, the more push you have. Because functional training focuses on these kind of movements, it’s perfect for athletes who play football, basketball and rugby, who need more pushing force from their feet. It also allows you to hit and throw harder – if you’re a fighter, functional training for bodybuilding gives you more weight to generate force and the total-body skills to use it most effectively.
By nurturing natural human movement and getting big using functional training, your body becomes more resilient and injury-free. Innovative equipment in EVO is designed to restore physical activity without repetitive strain – unlike many isolating machines used by bodybuilders. Recovery is key here – nothing helps you train harder next session than time to align, rebuild and rest.
Functional training gives us the power, size and strength to help tackle daily challenges – especially when it comes to heavy objects. Throwing that baggage onto the carousel, hefting cat litter into the car, or helping your friend lift his new wardrobe up five flights of stairs to his new place. Yes, you can do those squats, rows, push ups, dumbbell chops, and pullups in the gym – but functional training allows you to actually transfer them into genuinely useful power in day-to-day life.