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MBP: A Most Valuable Workout

Posted May 29 2013 8:00am
That is not typo. This is not the MVP workout, but rather MBP (Movement Based Programming), which may be a valuable addition to your exercise routine. MBP is an exercise plan that at its core is based on the fundamentals of training for functionality. However, why everyone relates functional training with the ability to perform the most common daily tasks without a problem, this is not quite correct. “Simply doing bicep curls while standing on a Bosu ball does not make the exercise more functional, just more difficult,” says Matt King, M.Ed., CSCS and Dixie Stanforth, Ph.D. in their article “10,000 workout in 10 minutes. Movement-Based Programming,” published in the ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. The MBP foundation may not be a “new,” but if you consider how it challenges true parameters of functional training and how it’s put together in a well-rounded exercise routine that will maximize your whole body performance while getting in top shape, then it may be an all star way to train. Going Beyond the Muscles Unfortunately, many popular fitness workouts sell functional training like lifting one leg when doing a bicep curl, doing push-ups on a Swiss ball and other exercises in which stability [...]
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