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Sustaining a healthy bodyfat is one of these most important aspects of a healthy body. High bodyfat is an all too common occurrence in our culture and it is becoming an epidemic. This epidemic has spawned an entire industry predicated upon attempting to address this issue, but it is quite evident that so many systems in place are coming up short. At Functional Patterns, we get at the root of what is creating the body’s mechanisms towards wanting to hold on to unnecessary bodyfat.

Most bodyfat problems are usually hormonal deficiencies manifesting themselves in a way that promotes the increase of fat mass. So many systems out there operate solely within the context of hoping nutrition alone can account for the excessive increases of bodyfat. Others attempt to utilize hormonal therapies to address this complicated manner. The problem with both of these methods is that they don’t get at the root patterns creating the problem in the first place. Before the body can produce a hormone linked to fat storage (example: Cortisol), it has to receive a signal from the nervous system first. Nutrition and Hormone therapies do not address this phenomenon, although it might not be at the root of the majority of people’s bodyfat issues.

At Functional Patterns, we train the brain and body to operate as a system that does not need to store bodyfat. If we train the body and brain to understand where balance is, it will be much less likely that it will stimulate the hormones linked to bodyfat gains. By implementing the Functional Patterns bodyfat reduction system, you can drop the bodyfat you need to and maintain it for a lifetime!

5 Comments

  1. shiladitya July 16, 2013 at 10:31 am - Reply

    hi
    i have been watching many of your training videos and have been using some of the exercises in my workouts as well. i wanted to ask you what kind of a training regiment would you recommend to loss belly fat and fat around the chest region as i find it the hardest to lose. I have seen a definite improvement in my stamina and flexibility but am unable to loss the belly fat, especially lower abdominal and side regions

  2. Joachim July 3, 2014 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Hello,

    I am aspiring to become a personal trainer in belgium.

    I am very familiar with good nutrition as with the more classic forms of fitness/bodybuilding/powertraining. I do a lot of functional core/ab/back workouts combined with more classic bodybuilding-type training, but always very high intensity.

    I have purchased your training system, as it appealed to me very much and I must say I am learning alot and I am very happy with it. I would like to learn more so I can really teach functional training to people.

    Do you or one of your practitioners give online personal training/coaching? I’d like to learn as much as possible and this seems to me a more interesting way of learning than getting a certification of Nasm/NSCA… I feel I’d be getting more value for my money.

    Thx!

  3. Berto October 6, 2014 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Greetings! As far as addressing body fat x posture deficiencies x training, how do you deal with overweight/obese people? With overweight, or obese people rather, there is an extra mental/emotional factor that a trainer has to be aware of as well, because I’m kind of assuming that it would be extra tough to apply methods that have to do with MFR, static stretching, etc.

  4. TRex October 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Berto –

    I can’t answer for FP, but, I can provide my own insight as an overweight person . Treat them (us) like freakin’ people! The hardest thing about being an overweight person in American society is the tendency of non-obese people to pathologize fatness (or worse, treat it as some type of moral failing). Fat-shaming is part of our culture, so, it shouldn’t be surprising that fat people feel unwelcome in many gyms (many of which are disproportionately occupied by people who are inordinately proud of their bodies, which contributes to a justifiable fear that they’ll be extra-judgmental about ours).

    Watch any CNN newscast where an article about obesity is featured. I guarantee you, at some point it will feature b-roll of overweight bodies strolling the streets of Atlanta… probably, at some point, with some extravagantly dripping cheeseburger in hand and a gallon sized soda (because apparently when you are big, you should be too ashamed to show your face… and you should NEVER have the nerve to eat food in public!).

    In my humble opinion, you should treat fat people like everyone else who comes into the gym – like a person with a body that they want to make work better. Assess their physical strengths and weaknesses, outline a training plan, teach them to do the exercises, and encourage them to stick with it until it becomes a habit and their progress inspires them to kick it up a notch.

    Carnival sideshows like the “Biggest Loser” franchise aside, most people gain weight gradually – not by binging on 8000-calories for every meal like some kind of human trash compactor. Some of us have spent our whole lives gaining weight, others have gained and lost more weight in their lifetime than an average-weight person can even imagine. We really don’t need your opinion about our size, we definitely don’t need to hear about that 5 pounds of water weight you lost that one time on Atkins or how kale smoothies and grapefruit juice changed your life. I mean, I love me a kale smoothie, and even grapefruit juice (when it contains the right quantity of vodka), but, your thinness does not make you an expert in reducing my fatness, OK?

    Obesity is just a thing, a thing most people who have it want to improve on. Just like a strained muscle, a weak back, or a smoking habit. There’s no need to treat fat people with kid gloves, or even address their weight at all (unless it’s impacting their ability to perform a specific movement, and then you can deal with it like any other flexibility issue – by finding another exercise, or focusing on what they can do until their ready to return to that movement). Just be normal, and let them be normal around you. Don’t make assumptions about health issues you think I must have unless I volunteer them. If you need to know, for my safety, just ask.

    Yes, it sucks to be a member of the one segment of American society that everyone, from the right to the left, sometimes seems to feel is still OK to ridicule publicly and discriminate against. But all I ask of my trainers is that they not to be part of the problem.

  5. Filipa October 27, 2014 at 11:31 am - Reply

    hello i want to become a fp certified, are any courses online,
    i live in toronto, canada… do you have something here…

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