Course sections

Course Syllabus

FST – Course Syllabus

SECTION I: Theory of Functional Training

  1. FST Objectives
  2. Physiology of Functional Strength Training
  3. Meaning & Relevance of Functional Training
  4. Gary Gray’s Theory of Chain Reaction Locomotion Chains
  5. Non-Functional to Functional applications


SECTION II: Fitness Assessment

  1. Fitness Assessment Tests – General
  2. Functional Fitness Assessments Tests
  3. 16 Fitness Goals


SECTION III: Designing FST Programs

  1. FST Considerations
  2. Program Design
  3. Functional Continuum



  1. Warm-up
  2. Developing Functional Strength – Core, Lower Body, Linear Speed
  3. FST techniques – body balance, body weight, dumbbells, medicine balls, stability balls, pulleys & cables, bands and miscellaneous devices.
  4. FST process – from assessment to execution.
  5. FST – role in strength & aerobic training.
  6. Designing FST programs
  7. Practical training uses body weight, agility ladders, hurdles, medicine balls, stability balls, resistance bands, balance discs, kettle bells, slide boards, suspension training and weight training equipment.



DVD / Video Clips – about 130 drills