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TriCord Athletics

TriCord Ranch Foundation uses functional fitness as a part of their health and wellness programing. Functional Fitness is a type of training that prepares your body for everyday activities and movements. It involves exercises that use multiple muscles and joints at the same time, such as squats, lunges, deadlifts, and presses. Functional fitness can help you improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination. It can also reduce your risk of injury and enhance your quality of life.

Important

Consult your physician prior to starting any new exercise or fitness program. 

Rucking

Rucking is a form of exercise that involves walking, running, or hiking with a weighted backpack. It originated from military training, where soldiers had to carry heavy loads over long distances. Rucking can improve your strength, endurance, fitness, and posture, as well as burn more calories than regular walking.

Rucking has many benefits for your health and well-being. It can help you:

  • Build muscle and strength in your legs, back, core, and shoulders.

  • Improve your cardiovascular and respiratory systems and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

  • Burn up to three times more calories than walking without weight.

  • Enhance your balance, stability, and coordination.

  • Correct your posture and alignment by pulling your shoulders back and engaging your core.

  • Reduce your stress and anxiety and boost your mood and confidence.

  • Enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature and other people.

Walking

Walking is a great form of exercise for anyone.  This is something that anyone one can do, regardless of their physical fitness level or physical limitations.

Walking is a simple and effective way to exercise and improve your health. Walking can help you:

 

Walking is also easy to do and can fit into your daily routine. You don’t need any special equipment or skills, just a pair of comfortable shoes and a safe place to walk. You can walk alone or with others, indoors or outdoors, at any time of the day. You can also adjust the intensity and duration of your walk to suit your fitness level and goals.

 

To get the most benefits from walking, you should aim to walk at least 150 minutes per week at a moderate pace, or 75 minutes per week at a vigorous pace. You can also do some strength training exercises two or more times per week to complement your walking routine.

 

Functional Fitness Exercises

Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability. For example, a dead lift is a functional exercise because it trains the muscles used when you pick up an object from the floor. By training your muscles to work the way they do in everyday tasks, you prepare your body to move efficiently in a variety of common situations.

Functional fitness exercises can be done at home or at the gym. We offer functional fitness classes or incorporate functional fitness into boot camps or other types of classes. Exercise tools, such as fitness balls, kettlebells and weights, are often used in functional fitness workouts. If you don't have access to these tools, you can use a sack of flour, sugar, or gallon of water. Any kind of weight will do, we train you how to use what you have. 

Jogging/Running

Jogging or running is a form of aerobic exercise that can improve your physical and mental health in many ways.

 

Some of the benefits of jogging or running are:

What Our Clients Say

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Elderly Woman
"Thank you for taking time to visit us in the hospital. The physical therapist did the evaluation him and decided to start him on exercises several times a day. They are sending us home tomorrow. I'm not sure what we'd have done if you hadn't spoken to the nurse for me. I didn't even know that we could ask for evaluations. You've been a God-sent!" 
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