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Functional training and total body transformation - Episode 28 with strength coach, JC Santana
February 26, 2019 Nordic Fitness Education
Fit to Succeed

Functional training and total body transformation - Episode 28 with strength coach, JC Santana

An exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of the modern functional training paradigm with world-class strength and conditioning coach, JC Santana from the Institute of Human Performance (IHP). 

Santana is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA and a certified Health Fitness Instructor with the ACSM. He is also a certified Senior Coach and Club Coach Course Instructor with the USA Weightlifting Team, and a Level I coach with the USA Track and Field Association. Santana currently serves on the NSCA Board of Directors and is Sports Specific Conditioning Editor for the NSCA Journal. 

In this episode, we discuss some really fascinating content, including:

  • the spiri-e-motion paradigm model used by Santana at IHP
  • JC's definition of functional training
  • concerns with the commonly applied CrossFit training model
  • minimal training for maximum results
  • training individual ability
  • the 4 exercise tweak categories


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