Functional Range Conditioning
Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) is established based on scientific research. All of the training techniques and movement patterns have been selected based on a meticulous and rigorous investigation of evidence, conducted by physical conditioning and medical experts, as it pertains to body control, joint health, body awareness, injury prevention and physical longevity.
Functional Range practice is complete with a self-assessment system allowing you the ability to monitor your own body’s ROM, possible restrictions that may be causing pain, loss of performance, or that may be putting you at an increased chance of injury.
Components in the program:
Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs) are a maintenance and assessment tool. CARs are extremely powerful in maintaining joint health, consistency of ligaments, current ranges of motion, and serve as an assessment tool.
Expansion of range of motion is reserved for PAILs and RAILs.
Progressive Angular Isometric Loading. These are isometric muscle contractions that strengthen the muscles placed on stretch. If your hip was flexed (knees to chest), the progressive tissue would be the glutes and hamstrings.
Regressive Angular Isometric Loading. These are isometric muscle contractions that strengthen the muscles on the closing side of the joint. If your hip was flexed, the regressive tissues would be your hip flexors and quads.