Functional strength. That’s the kind of fitness I want you guys to have. I want you to have the kind of fitness that, when your 80 pound dog has a seizure while you’re out on a walk, you’re able to pick him up and carry him the six blocks back to your house so you can get him to the vet quickly. I want you to be able to lift your kid up onto the top bunk without throwing out your back and spending 3 weeks sleeping on the floor. If a large tree limb falls onto your driveway during a storm, I want you to be able to maneuver it out of the way so you can get to work on time. If there’s a natural disaster, I want you to be able to help rescue people, or get YOURSELF out of an ugly situation, and to be able to walk a few miles carrying bags of food and water if the need arises. That’s why you’ll never find a bicep curl or ab isolation exercise in my workouts. Those exercises don’t make you stronger. I give you exercises that require your entire body to work as a unit to accomplish a task. Exercises that work multiple muscle groups in multiple ranges of motion, to create the kind of strength that will benefit you in your real life. Who cares if you can curl a 10 pound dumbell 100 times? Can you climb out of a hole? Can you pick up your father when he falls in the bathroom and can’t get up? Can you outrun a vicious dog?