The votes are in and all our clients agreed that the eight week Body Fusion Blast program was the most challenging yet.
The Body Fusion Blast program was the second phase in our three phase body recomposition. The first phase began with the Core Cure, building our foundational strength. We then built on that with the Body Fusion Blast, focusing on functional strength. We will complete the phases with the Attain Super Stamina – now in progress.
You are probably wondering “what are foundational and functional strength, why do I need them, and what does this do for me?“
Foundational Strength – Core Cure
Well, foundational strength is the development of a superior base from which all other fitness adaptations can leverage themselves. It is strength and power that form the basis of all physical ability. With the development of strength and power, anything below that level of intensity then becomes easier. The more strength and power that is present the greater the body’s ability to perform at a higher level for a longer period of time.
Functional Strength – Body Fusion Blast
Functional Strength is the strength that gets us through life and daily survival. Lifting a heavy load overhead is a fantastic measure for Hercules or the competitive weightlifter but the history of manual labor has consisted of something very different – every day tasks.
Body Fusion Blast
For the Body Fusion Blast, each day’s workout paired total body movements which contained heavily weighted exercises done slowly fused with functional movements. The heavy movements included different versions of deadlifts, squats, and presses. The functional movements included chops, body weight movements, and core exercises that enhance everyday life.
Together, all of these movements helped to build on that foundational strength gained in the Core Cure program. Thus helping our clients maintain that foundational strength and gaining more functionality, balance, and mobility in everyday movements.
Melting the Fat
Of course, at ForeverStrong we compliment every session with our High Intensity Melt. HIIT is considered to be much more effective than normal cardio because the intensity is higher. For this eight week cycle we had 20 second bursts of intense cardio and a 40 second rest. This forced our clients to give it their all for that 20 seconds. For more information on HIIT training click here.
For the Body Fusion Blast phase, ALL of our clients more than doubled the amount of work (reps) they were capable of at the beginning of the program. We determined the increase by strength testing (number of reps) of specified movements at the beginning of the program. We then retest that same movements with the same weight at the end of the program to see the increased number of reps. From there we determine the increase.
Clients not only saw percent increases in strength, they saw increases in load (weight) throughout the program cycle, better balance, better mobility and they commented that everyday tasks were easier. Everyone also liked the fact that we included core work so that they could maintain the core strength that was gained in the Core Cure program.
The movements that clients were most successful in doubling were:
- Deadlifts – regular and sumo, and
- Goblet squats
Congratulations to our awesome clients and what they achieved.
Here are quotes from clients about the Body Fusion Blast phase and what it did for them – Join ForeverStrong and see what it can do for you!!
ForeverStrong client – “I Increased strength in heavy lifting segment. Continued improvement/maintenance of shoulder strength and flexibility. I was also able to work through an injury (that occurred outside of class) during this cycle by modifying a few of the moves. This helped me to stay on track and only miss a week of classes.”
ForeverStrong client – “My greatest improvement was planking. I could barely do two of the full sets before dropping to knees, and now I’m making it through all four sets. I also started the program with a little back pain and thus a lighter deadlift. My pain is now gone and I’m moving up weight quickly.”
ForeverStrong client – “Squats! 8 months ago I couldn’t even do one without serious knee pain. Now I can say I have good form and can feel the strength in my legs and core that wasn’t there before, and no pain!
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